• For Gmail, Hotmail and many others you have to select STARTTLS under Connection Type in ContaCam's Email Send Configuration dialog.
  • If 2-Step verification is OFF then usually it necessary to allow Less secure app access in the security page of your account.
  • If 2-Step verification is ON then usually it necessary to create an App password in the security page of your account to be used instead of your normal password.
  • Sometimes it's also necessary to enable POP/IMAP/SMTP access under the settings of your web email page.

Note: if it says something like "Please log in with your web browser and then try again" then you probably tried too much. That's a security measure of free email providers, so do exactly what is says, login to the web email interface and confirm that it was you.


Example configuration for Gmail

ContaCam Gmail


Example configuration for Hotmail

ContaCam Hotmail