Find out how to set up your email to be used with cTrader cBots, Indicators and trading software, we also provide a very basic robot which will simply send you a test email to check if your cTrader email settings are correct, if you use automated trading robots with email functionality then you will need this before you start.
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The first step to allow our products to send you emails via the cTrader platform is to configure your email settings from the platform, this will also apply for sending emails with any cBot or indicator. If you open cTrader you will see a small icon bottom left which will open the settings panel.
Once you have the settings window open, just click on the email settings link as shown below bottom left.
Now just follow the steps shown:
- Check Enable E-mail
- Fill in your settings
If your email provider requires an encrypted connection (most do) check Use SSL. You can find your SSL settings by doing a simple Google search. Some popular email provider settings are listed below:
Gmail (select I want to enable IMAP, then select Other, then use the Outgoing Mail settings.)
Hotmail / MSN / Live (find SMTP server)
Yahoo (use Outgoing Mail settings)
AOL (use Outgoing Mail settings)
Enter your username and password. Your username is usually your full email address, but check your provider's help pages if you're not sure.
- Apply your settings
How To Test Your Email Settings Are Correct
Once you have configured your email settings in cTrader the simplest way to test if they will work with any cBot, indicator and trading software that you have downloaded is to download and install the cTrader Email Test Tool on this page, just add it to your shopping cart and checkout, it is free to use.
- Download the cBot and unzip the file
- Double click to install into cTrader
- Start cTrader and open the Automate module
- You will find the cBot on the left
- Enter the email you want the message to be sent to
- Press the start button ad if your settings are correct you will receive an email in a few minutes
To make sure the email has worked you can also look at the log tab as shown below