BBQ CyberQ Temperature Control Email Setup

Email Setup

At the bottom of each CyberQ page are links to the other pages. Click on the link for Email Alerts. This page has two tables; the top table is for Setup values, and the bottom one is to report status. Fill out the setup values as follows:

SMTP Hostname:

SMTP TCP Port: 587

SMTP Auth. Username:

SMTP Auth. Password: 1234abcdef


Email From:

Email Subject: CyberQ Status Report

Email Alert Interval: If you set this to 0, emails will be alerts to a problem. Setting it to a number sends email status reports every specified number of minutes. Most users leave it at 0

Double check your entries, then click the Submit Values button. Unplug the CyberQ, then plug it back in to power cycle the unit. When it has rebooted, refresh the setup page on your browser. Then click the Email Now check box and click Submit Values button.

The Status table should show Email Attempts as 1; if Email Success doesn’t change to 1 after a few minutes, check all your entries for spelling, re-enter the password, click Submit Values and power-cycle the controller again. (Note that occasionally it can take the email server a while to recognize a change)

Email works by sending an email to a server at BBQ Guru, which then forwards the email to your address. Most of the time this works very smoothly, but some addresses seem to reject these emails as being spam. In these cases, you may need to use an alternate email address or send a text to your phone. Also, the CyberQ does not support SSL Web communication.

Sending Emails to your cell phone as text:

Here are the steps for sending an email as a text message to your cell phone.

You will need: the company that handles your cell phone service, the cell phone number, and the email extension of the cell phone service provider.

Now you can determine the email address. The email address will be the cell phone number followed by the carrier extension. An example email address would be for cell phone number 856-555-1111 with Verizon Wireless as a service provider. Some of the more popular cell phone carrier extensions are listed below. The extension can be obtained from your service provider.

Some examples are:

Verizon Wireless: (cell#)

AT&T: (cell#)

T-Mobile: (cell#)

Sprint: (cell#)