Respond To Events By Email
This tutorial will show you how to setup LinuxMCE to respond to events by Email. Example would be emailing a notification when a security sensor is tripped.
Step 1. Configure your mail settings.
Wizard > basic info > Email setup
The questions asked here are fairly straight forward if you know the correct answers. if you are unsure i would suggest trying to configure pop/smtp account on a computer at home first with the same settings. remember your smtp server must be able to authenticate with a username and password.
use the test button to confirm your mail settings are correct.
Home > My Devices > Core > DCERouter > General Info Plug-in > send command to device > Send Mail
test directly in command line:
Shell>mail -v youremailhere Subject: asdf just add a period and enter after this line . EOT Mail Delivery Status Report will be mailed to <root>.
see if postfix is running
Shell>pstree | grep master master-pickup
logs go watch.
tail -f /var/log/pluto/DCERouter.log tail -f /var/log/mail.log tail -f/var/log/syslog
Step 3. Event Setup
Event handler > Respond to events Description: Front Door Tripped New Event*: A Sensor is tripped (click add)
From here you can select your devices and events.
2. Send Mail.
Add command using: Advanced Device: pull down menu. select "General Info Plugin" it shows up under DCErouter. Command: Send Mail Fill out the subject / body / email.
i used the advanced menu to edit the event handler. it seems to be a little easier. here are some screen shots.
More info on event types: Event criteria