I am a new user in the process of learning to use my C5.
I want to send emails on certain events. I have browsed the community, and have seen a lot of feature requests, and a few solutions, all requiring an external computer (Raspberry Pi) or an external (paying) web service.
I would just like to know why the Hubitat designers refuse to implement native email sending ?
Seems odd, as I have read Hubitat is Linux based, and on Linux (like on a Pi), it is quite simple to send emails (and SMS by extension) via a gmail account. I do own a Pi, but I'd rather not commit it to 24/7 duties...
Just a thought ... but notice the word "local". Maybe they don't want to worry about having an outside connection to something. There are plenty of reasonably priced apps that integrate, so why re-invent the wheel? Pushover is 4$.
I have seen those recommendations already, it is just surprising to have to jump through hoops to have basic outgoing email working.
I have done my homeworks and searched through the community before posting.
Non tech people will not do it. I may, but my question remains. Why not provide it in the base package as it is (very probably) available in the underlying Linux?
Not asking about a full fledged mail server here...
I have been working on an email service for my members once the site is open.
I have had good results up to now.
It is a device driver that works like any other notification device but uses one of my servers to do the actual sending.
You will also have access to a log, showing what emails you have sent.
I try to keep as few apps as possible on my phone. I need the Hubitat app because I use it (among other approaches) for geofencing. But on occasion it has fallen asleep and I have received a bunch of notifications at one time. In contrast, SMS has never failed me. So I use email to receive sms from my providers email-to-sms gateway.
Use case: I would like to send status emails to my phone provider SMS gateway (and more emails to a dedicated email account), and the number of SMS directly via Hubitat is limited to 10, and I do not want to depend on a PI or a charging web service.
Is this currently possible ?