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Offline vipulan12Topic starter

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Sending emails
« on: April 04, 2014, 02:13:48 PM »
hey guys,I am working on an ISU I am wondering if i could use the arduino wifi shield to send emails

basically i am building a simple alarm system which when triggered sends an email to myself and alert me when i get the email on my phone

if not, the raspberry pi would be the next step(do i need to learn python and make a program)
  or could it be done with this module :

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12071

any other recommendations or ideas are welcome, thanks

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Re: Sending emails
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 03:45:41 PM »
If you can run the mail server yourself, and have that forward to your mail ISP, then you might be able to do this from an Arduino WiFi shield. The reason it's unlikely you could send the alarm directly from the WiFi shield to your ISP is because modern mail sending protocols require a lot of processing power (often using TLS/SSL, check-before-send authentication, etc.)
A Raspberry Pi should have no problem doing that, assuming you configure it right.

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Re: Sending emails
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 02:46:05 PM »
so in order to configure it would i use a specific os or could this be done with some programming
 

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Re: Sending emails
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 10:12:37 AM »
If you use raspian for the Raspberry Pi, there's ready-made software you can use.
Here are some links:
http://www.ducky-pond.com/posts/2012/Jul/installing-citadel-on-rpi/
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=12156

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Re: Sending emails
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2014, 04:24:09 PM »
alright, thanks for the links

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Re: Sending emails
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2014, 06:25:22 AM »
Itís unlikely you could send the alarm directly from the WiFi shield to your ISP is because modern mail sending protocols require a lot of processing power .

 


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