Some Spotflux users may have trouble sending email because we have blocked port 25 and any SMTP server access. This is done to stop abuse of our services and to prevent spam.

It is important to note that SMTP is not recommended as it involves sending mail over plaintext connections and is thus very insecure.

We do support the use of sending emails through authenticated/secure SMTP. For example, the following configurations are supported for major email providers, if yours is not listed below you may want to contact your mail provider directly and demand that they support secure SMTP:

For Google GMail:

  • Gmail SMTP server address: smtp.gmail.com
  • Gmail SMTP user name: Your full Gmail address (e.g. example@gmail.com)
  • Gmail SMTP password: Your Gmail password
  • Gmail SMTP port465
  • Gmail SMTP TLS/SSL required: yes
For Yahoo! Mail:
  • Yahoo! Mail SMTP server address: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Yahoo! Mail SMTP user name: Your full Yahoo! Mail email address (including "@yahoo.com")
  • Yahoo! Mail SMTP password: Your Yahoo! Mail password
  • Yahoo! Mail SMTP port465
  • Yahoo! Mail SMTP TLS/SSL required: yes
For Windows Live / Hotmail:
  • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP server address: smtp.live.com
  • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP user name: Your complete Windows Live Hotmail email address ("me@hotmail.com" or "me@live.com" for instance)
  • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP password: Your Windows Live Hotmail password
  • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP port: 587
  • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP TLS/SSL required: yes