The first time you start Autosend, the configuration panel will open. You just need to enter some details to get your server running. Here are the minimum steps to perform, for a complete configuration see the user manual.
- First you need a new email account that the server will use. It needs POP or IMAP and SMTP support. To get such an account for free, contact your ISP or try here. You can also use a GMAIL account if you activate the POP service in their settings. If you do not have such an account you can try Autosend with the settings below. Caution, only use them for a small amount of time, other users can use them at the same time so the results are not guaranteed.
Enter these settings in the “Incoming mail” and “Outgoing mail” panels
Address: autosend.testX@laposte.net (replace X by a figure from 0 to 9)
POP server: pop.laposte.net
SMTP server: smtp.laposte.net (note if your ISP is blocking other SMTP server, just put your ISP SMTP server here and no authentication)
SMTP authentication: Use POP settings
Use secure connection: None
- Then you need to select the folder(s) where the files you want to share are. It is recommended to share small files (up to some megabytes) as the mail protocol won't handle very big files (and your mail box will be too small). Go to the “Members / Folders” panel, select the “@ (Everybody)” and click the “Add folder” button. Select a directory. (This directory will be available to everyone, to restrict your server to members only, see the user manual.) Click OK and you can start using Autosend!
- Check your server. With your personal email address, send an email to your server with subject ?list. Wait until the server receives the email, Autosend will process your request and send you the list of all shared files which have an allowed extension. (The allowed extensions can be changed in the “General properties” panel.)
- Now you can send your server address to your friends and explore all Autosend features!