I am trying to put together a way to send email from a MultiCharts indicator. Have found tools on the MultiCharts site that let an indicator spawn a command in the Windows shell... what's left is to find a way to send email (SSL or TLS) through a shell program, using a gmail account.
Anyone solved this problem before, for gmail in particular?
I tried blat (a command-line mail sender from sourceforge.net), but ran into problems configuring that program to send TLS.
But it is somewhat convoluted. Since gmail requires TLS, you might simply be better off using Yahoo on this one... as much as I hate Yahoo... that way you can use a simpler smtp mailer from the command line, without the SSL/TLS.
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Using MC, I send email alerts through my own domain email address and receive them on my smartphone Gmail account with no problems... You could probably use any email account to send them from MC..
It's nice that MC allows for multiple recipients too, just separate them with a semicolon (... I send them to both my laptop and smartphone at the same time....
Last edited by sptrader; March 29th, 2015 at 02:25 PM.
I recently ran into the same problem with gmail.
Google blocks any attempts to sign into your account from any software that is not gmail. To prevent such blocks, you have to go through the 2 step authentication process on google. Once thats done, you should be ok to send email alerts from multicharts.