Configuring Text and Email Notifications (ATC-1202W)

The ATC-1202W Trail camera comes with a CD in the packaging to allow for configuring text and e-mail alerts. You can download this program by clicking here.

Within the software you will notice 3 tabs, Menu, MMS, and SMTP.

 

Menu Tab

The Menu tab allows you to configure all of the settings on the trail camera. These are the same settings that appear on the trail camera's LCD screen when navigating through menus. You can set all of those settings easily on this tab. Once you save all of the settings, you can move the "parameter.dat" file onto the SD card from your computer, and then insert the SD card into the trail camera. The settings that you set in the software will automatically load onto the camera.

 

MMS Tab

This tab allows you to utilize text notifications (MMS messages). To enable this feature, select "ON" from the "MMS ON/OFF" drop-down feature.

Once set to "ON", the other fields will be able to be configured. If you are in the United States, select "United States" from the Country drop-down. Currently the carriers supported in the drop-down are AT&T and T-Mobile.

 

Carriers other than AT&T and T-Mobile

If you use a different carrier, you can always manually input the information for your specific carrier's SIM card.

To input a custom carrier's information, change the "MMS MODE" drop-down to "Manual". This will allow you to input custom information into the GPRS section and Server Setting section's fields. 

If your carrier supports sending e-mails utilizing your number and you would like to set up these types of e-mail notifications, please input the corresponding email address for your carrier tab. Currently the "Email Setting" feature on the MMS tab does not set up e-mail notifications. You must configure the settings on the SMTP tab.

A list of common carrier information can be found below. If you do not see your carrier's information, we suggest you contact your carrier to retrieve the information listed on the MMS page.

 

AT&T

Gprs Setting
APN: wap.cingular
Username: [email protected]
Password: cingular1

Server Setting
MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
IP: wireless.cingular.com
Port: 80

 

Straight Talk

Straight Talk AT&T service

Gprs Setting
APN: tfdata
Account: <Leave Blank>
Password: <Leave Blank>

Server Setting
MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
IP: mms3.tracfone.com
Port: 80

 

Straight Talk T-Mobile service

Gprs Setting
APN: wap.tracfone
Account: <Leave Blank>
Password: <Leave Blank>

Server Setting
MMSC: http://mms.tracfone.com
IP: <Leave Blank>
Port: <Leave Blank>

 

Verizon

Gprs Setting
APN: internet or vzwinternet
Username: <Leave Blank>
Password: <Leave Blank>

Server Setting
MMSC: http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms
IP: <Leave Blank>
Port: <Leave Blank>

 

T-Mobile

Gprs Setting
APN: epc.tmobile.com
Username: <Leave Blank>
Password: <Leave Blank>

Server Setting
MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
IP: <Leave Blank>
Port: <Leave Blank>

 

Cricket

Gprs Setting
APN: ndo
Username: <Leave Blank>
Password: <Leave Blank>

Server Setting
MMSC: http://mmsc.Cricketwireless.net
IP: proxy.Cricketwireless.net
Port: 80

 

Simple Mobile

Gprs Setting
APN: simple
Username: <Leave Blank>
Password: <Leave Blank>

Server Setting
MMSC: http://smpl.mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
IP: <Leave Blank>
Port: <Leave Blank>

 

Net10

Net10 AT&T APN service:

Gprs Setting
APN: tfdata
Username: <Leave Blank>
Password: <Leave Blank>

Server Setting
MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
IP: mms3.tracfone.com
Port: 80

Net10 T-Mobile APN service:

Gprs Setting
APN: wap.tracfone
Username: <Leave Blank>
Password: <Leave Blank>

Server Setting
MMSC: http://mms.tracfone.com
IP: <Leave Blank>
Port: 8080

 

SMTP Tab

During the email setup you will need to enter the SMTP server information that corresponds to the email service that you use. Please check out this chart below to see a list of the most popular email service providers, the encryption protocols that they use, as well as the ports that correspond to those encryption methods.

For the SMTP Setting section, follow the same instructions as listed on the MMS tab. Select your country and carrier, and if needed, change the "SMTP MODE" to Manual if you have a carrier other than ATT or T-Mobile.

For the "Server Setting" section, you will need to select your e-mail provider in the list. If they are not listed, utilize the "Other" choice from the drop-down and input the SMTP settings for your provider, then enter your e-mail address and password in the respective fields.

Once you have input the correct server settings, input the e-mail addresses you would like to receive an e-mail notification at in the "Email Setting" section. You can add up to 3 email addresses.

Listed below are a few of the common providers:


Gmail 

SMTP server "smtp.gmail.com" (without quotes)
Port 465 with SSL encryption OR
Port 587 with STARTTLS encryption

Please note that with Gmail you may need to turn on a feature named "Allow less secure apps to connect" in the Gmail account options. 

For details on allowing less secure apps to connect, see Option 2 in this link.


Microsoft Live & Hotmail
 

SMTP server "smtp.live.com" (without quotes)
Port 25 with No SSL or STARTTLS encryption OR
Port 465 with SSL encryption OR
Port 587 with STARTTLS encryption


Yahoo
 

SMTP server "smtp.mail.yahoo.com" (without quotes)
Port 465 with SSL encryption OR
Port 587 with STARTTLS encryption


Comcast

SMTP server "smtp.comcast.net" (without quotes)
Port 465 with SSL encryption OR
Port 587 with STARTTLS encryption

 

Note: If your email service provider is not included in this list, you can simply Google the following and find the information you need: "*email provider* + SMTP + Setup". 

If you are still having trouble, please use this link for a list of more common SMTP email settings. https://www.arclab.com/en/kb/email/list-of-smtp-and-pop3-servers-mailserver-list.html

 

Once you have completed all tabs and ensured your settings are correct, click the "Save" button on the bottom of the screen and save the "Parameter.dat" file to your SD card. DO NOT change the file name of this file.

Insert the SD card into your trail camera and all settings should load automatically, without any other configuration needed.

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