Sending E-mail with MyHouse Online
How do I use MyHouse Online to send e-mail?
There are two ways to send e-mail through MyHouse Online: simple e-mail, and e-mailing images. They both require a macro. The simple e-mail command is listed under Advanced Functions in the Room List of the Macro Designer. The e-mail images command is under Video Functions.
Send an E-mail
When you first drag the E-mail Notification command into your macro, the e-mail information window pops up.
You can type an e-mail address or pick one from your Address Book.
Next, enter the subject of the e-mail as you want it to appear, and then enter the text of your message. You might want to indicate which macro sends the email, for example.
You can change the message or address at any time by selecting the Edit button on the Send E-mail command in your macro.
If you have the iWitness plug-in installed, you can use a MyHouse macro command to send you images as part of your macro. When you first add this command, it opens the e-mail dialog box as above. After all the information is entered, configure the macro to send pictures.
- Email the most recent image.This tells the macro to send the single most recent picture with your e-mail.
- Email multiple images over time. Select this option to have MyHouse Online send multiple e-mails with updated pictures. Choose the frequency and duration of these e-mails.
E-mailing a Cellphone
You can email most cellphones using email-to-SMS (text message) gateways. These are email addresses provided by cell phone companies, generally of the format: PHONENUMBER@sms.YOURCELLCOMPANY.COM.
- An example for AT&T would be firstname.lastname@example.org.
You need to know what cell phone company is in use with the phone you want to contact to take advantage of this.
Here is a list of email-to-SMS gateways.