How to add your email account details to Breeze

Before sending emails from Breeze you need to set up the email server settings.

Breeze Booth (Windows+ DSLR) aka DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.4, Kiosk 2.0, Webcam Photobooth 2.5.1, Hub 1.2.1

Updated March 2021

Before guests send any emails you need to add your email account details to the program.

This tutorial explains how to add email account details to

Most screenshots below use DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.4.

Adding email account details to Kiosk, Webcam Photobooth, and Hub is very similar. You can find screenshots from each of these apps at the end of this tutorial.

Where to add your email account details

Before guests send any emails you need to set up the  email server settings.

Start the program, and go to the Email Server Settings sreen

DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.4: Go to the Output Options Settings (1) and check Email (2). You can then select Email Server Settings.. button (3)

Entering account details into the Email Server Setting Screen

The values of Host, Username, Password, Email and Port (4) you enter on the Email Server Settings screen are specific to your email provider.

To send an email you have to enter the host name and port number of your email server. Most email servers also require a username and a password. We recommend  checking Use SSL for secure email for additional security.

Be aware that

  • The port number is usually 587 when using SSL secure email or 25 otherwise (but check the port numbers used by your ISP).
  • Emails look more professional when sent from your own  domain.
  • Most free email services require the sender’s email address to the be the same as the email account specified by the username and password.
  • Gmail users now need to  ‘authenticate’ ie approve third party applications which send emails from their gmail accounts. More

Email Server Settings Screen DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.4 & Kiosk 2.0

Including your name with the email address

(5) To include the name of the sender with the email address enter the name followed by the email address enclosed in angle brackets e.g. Sue’s Blog <demo@breezesys.com>.

Check everything works

Before you move on, check everything works by sending a test email to your own email address (6). DSLR Remote Pro displays Email sent successfully (7) when this message has been sent. Check that you receive the test email.

Useful to know

Collect guest email addresses

(8) To collect email addresses used by guests check Log email addresses to file

Send emails in the background to reduce waiting time

(9) You can use Breeze Hub** to share emails in the background, instead of directly from DSLR Remote Pro or Kiosk. Save XML copy of email must be checked for this to work. Check Offline email mode also or each email will be sent both from the photo booth app and Hub. Where the event internet is poor, Hub can send outstanding emails after the event  More..

Remember to click OK (10) to save your settings as you leave this screen.

Kiosk, Webcam Photobooth and Hub

These screenshots have extra detail about adding your email account details to Kiosk, Webcam Photobooth and Hub

Kiosk

To get to the Email server settings screen in Kiosk, go to the General Settings tab

Breeze Kiosk Email Server Settings button (Kiosk 2.0)

Webcam Photobooth

In Webcam Photobooth the Email server settings screen is reached from the Output tab:

Breeze Webcam Photobooth Email Server Settings button (Webcam Photobooth 2.5.1)

Note: Webcam 2.5.1 cannot send emails in the background via Hub, as it cannot create XML copies of emails.

If the Internet connection at an event is flaky or non-existent save the email details and send them later. Check (11) Offline email mode as well as Log email addresses to file (8) above.

*Webcam Photobooth 2.5.1 cannot email images from gmail accounts due to changes Google have made to Gmail security. This will be fixed in the next release. Guests can still send emails to gmail accounts.

**Hub

Hub can share emails and texts sent from Breeze Booth (Windows+ DSLR) aka DSLR Remote Pro, Breeze Booth (iPad+ iPhone) and Kiosk. Hub is free for all Breeze customers to use with our software. Emails shared by Hub use the email account details held in Hub (not those stored in the photo booth or Kiosk App).

To add your email account details to Hub, select File then Preferences.

Setting up Breeze Hub to share emails in the background from Booth (DSLR + Windows) aka DSLR Remote Pro and Kiosk

Useful to know

  • Enable sync service should remain unchecked (12) unless Hub is processing images from BreezeBooth for iPad
  • Hub will search the Base folder (13) and its subfolders for the XML copies of emails sent by guests. (For DSLR Remote Pro users this is usually the folder where photos and movies are saved.)
  • Remember to click OK (14) to save your settings as you leave this screen and the Preferences screen.
  • Close Hub to ensure your settings are saved for future use. When you are ready to start sending emails, restart Hub and click on (15) Start emails.

Summary

Before sending emails from Breeze programs you need to set up the email server settings. I have shown how and where to add these to Breeze Booth (DSLR + Windows) aka DSLR Remote Pro, Webcam Photobooth and Hub.

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