Mail & ftp window – Cisco CIVS-IPC-2500 User Manual

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Cisco Video Surveillance System IP Camera User Guide


Chapter 3 Configuring and Managing the IP Camera

Applications Windows

Mail & FTP Window

When the IP camera detects an event, it can send an e-mail message to up to three designated recipients.
The e-mail notifies recipients that an event occurred and provides access to video of the event. The Mail
& FTP window includes options for configuring how such messages are sent.

You enable e-mail alerts

and configure options for event video files as described in the

“Event Window” section on page 3-24


The e-mail message includes the subject line that you configure. In addition, depending on your
configuration, the message can provide video of the event that triggered the alert in either or both of the
following ways:

By including a link to an FTP server from which recipients can download the video file to a local PC.

By including the video file as an attachment that recipients can view using a standard media player.
The file name is, where:

Camera_name is the name of the IP camera, as configured in the Camera Name field in the
Basic Setup window.

Event_name describes the event that caused the alert. For motion detection events, this field is
the name of the video field area in which motion was detected (for example, Window 2). For
input events, this field is input1 or input2, depending on which input port the event was detected.

yymmdd is the 2-digit year, month, and date on which the event occurred.

hhmmss is the, hours, minutes, and seconds at which the event occurred.

xxx is the format of the file (asf, mp4, or 3gp), as configured in the Video Format (MPSG-4)
field in the Event window.


A large video file may exceed the maximum file size for e-mail attachments that is configured
on your mail server.

By default, the video in a video file starts when an event starts and ends 5 seconds after the event ends.
You can designate that additional video be included before and after an event as

described in the


Window” section on page 3-24


To display the Mail & FTP window, access the configuration windows as described in the


the Initial Setup of the IP Camera” section on page 2-4

, click Applications, then click Mail & FTP.

If you change any options in the Mail & FTP window, you must click Save to save the changes. To
discard the changes, click Cancel before clicking Save. These buttons appear at the bottom of the
window. You may need to scroll down to see them.

Table 3-13

describes the options in the Mail & FTP window.


These features are not currently supported if you use the IP camera with Cisco VSM.

Table 3-13

Mail & FTP Window Options



Primary SMTP Server

Primary SMTP

Check this check box to cause e-mail messages to be sent to the primary
Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) server.