DT Trainer Email Configuration

Before using the DT Trainer with you email server, you will need to enter your SMTP mail server settings. Here are the settings for common email providers:

Google (GMail, Google Apps)
Username: your full email address
Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.gmail.com
Authentication Method: AUTH LOGIN
Connection Type: STARTTLS
Port Number: 587
SSL Protocol: TLS v.1.2

Yahoo
Username: your full email address
Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
Authentication Method: AUTH LOGIN
Connection Type: STARTTLS
Port Number: 587
SSL Protocol: TLS v.1.2

Microsoft (Hotmail, Windows Live)
Username: your full email address
Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.live.com
Authentication Method: AUTH LOGIN
Connection Type: STARTTLS
Port Number: 587
SSL Protocol: TLS v.1.2

If you are an employee in a business, institution, or school district, you will probably need to contact your IT department for your SMTP server settings.

Here is a list and description of the information you will need:

  • User Name: the user name you use to log into your email server.
  • Password: the password you use to log into your email server.
  • Outgoing mail server: also known as your "SMTP server," this is the address of your server on your network or the internet (for example: "mail.mycompany.com" or "smtp.myschooldistrict.org").
  • Authentication Method: how your outgoing mail server allows you to log in. We currently support the following authentication methods: CRAM MD5, AUTH LOGIN, AUTH PLAIN, and NTLM. AUTH LOGIN is the most common; however, if you are unsure of your authentication method, select "Auto Detect" and the DT Trainer will try to learn your authenticationmethod. For more information on this setting, click here.
  • Connection Type: whether your outgoing mail server uses an encrypted connection to send emails, and if so, the type of encryption. We currently support the following connection types: Plain Text; SSL, TLS, or DTLS; and STARTTLS. If you are unsure of your connection type, select "Auto Upgrade to STARTTLS" and the DT Trainer will try to learn your connection type.
  • Port Number: the port your outgoing mail server uses to communicate. This is typically 25, 465, or 587. For more information on this setting, click here.
  • SSL Protocol: the version of SSL or TLS your outgoing mail server uses for encryption.

You can use the form below to send an email to your IT department asking for this information (or copy the text below into an email and send it to your IT department). Here is what the email will say:

Dear [IT Person’s Name]:

I need to configure my DT Trainer installation to use our outgoing mail server for tasks such as sending periodic reports about the progress of my students. If you could send me the following connection information for our server, I would appreciate it:

  • Outgoing mail server address
  • Authentication Method
  • Connection Type
  • Port Number
  • SSL Protocol

To see a description of these values by the software manufacturer, please visit: http://www.dttrainer.com/support/dttrainer/webhelp/email-configuration-v1/.

If you have any questions, you may also contact the software manufacturer at support@dttrainer.com or 803-403-1336.

Message from [Your Name]: [Your Message]

Thank you,
[Your Name]

Note: this email was automatically generated and sent at [Your Name]’s request from the web page linked above.

Your Name

Your Email

IT Person's Name

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If you have any questions or need help, please contact AES at support@dttrainer.com or 803-403-1336.

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