How to Enable Email Notifications on MT4/ MT5?

It is possible to set up email alerts on MT4/ MT5 for events such as executing any order or if the amount crosses the stop-loss limit, etc. 

To set up the email alerts, you will first need to enable email notifications. 

You will also need two email accounts – 

1. The email account from which you want to send the email alerts.
2. The email account in which you wish to receive the email alerts.

Note
If you want to send email alerts from a Gmail account, you will need to turn on the less secure app in Gmail (it may involve some level of risk).
If it is turned off, Gmail will block the application, and you will not be allowed to use the Gmail service to send email alerts from MT4/MT5. 

We recommend setting it off once you don't want to use email alerts.

How to allow less secure apps in Gmail?

1. Log in to your Gmail account.

2. Click on this link - https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps.

3. Turn on the Allow less secure apps option

How to set up email notifications in MT4/MT5?

1. Log in to your Windows Server.

2. Open your MT5 account.

3. Go to Tools and click on the Options button

4. Click on the Email tab and check the Enable email notification box. 

  • SMTP Server: Your SMTP server details. If you want to send an email from Gmail, enter smtp.gmail.com.
  • SMTP Login: Email account from where you want to send the email.
  • SMTP Password: Password of email account
  • FROM: Enter the email account in which you want to receive the emails.
  • TO: Email account in which you want to receive email alerts.
  • Click on the Test button to test the email alerts.

Once you click the Test button, you will receive an email to your "To" email address. Also, you can find the same message inside the journal at the bottom right in your MT4/MT5.

5. Finally, click on the OK button.

Email notification is active now.
You can set your MT4/MT5 email alert for your algorithmic trading system.


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