How do I send email & attachment with Max 7 - for home security -, please?


    jamie bell's icon
    jamie bell's icon
    jamie bell
    Dec 22 2015 | 1:38 am
    Hi there,
    I'm having problems with thefts from my property and need to build a DIY security system to get evidence of who it is so that I can stop it. I wish to monitor my door using an Arduino that will tell Max to record a 4 sec video, using in the in-built camera, when the door is opened. I have an iMac with OSX 10.11.1 and wish to send that file to my gmail or email address (in case one is easier than the other?)
    I am new to networking and have researched how to do this but the threads I found are 4/5 years old and require a bit of external programming that I don't understand. I'm hoping that Max 7 may have addressed the problems and made it easier to send emails with attachments.
    Any help will be very much appreciated, thank you.

    • Andrew Pask's icon
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      Andrew Pask
      Dec 22 2015 | 5:56 pm
      I'm actually working on a maxurl package which contains an email example using
      It's a little bit of a fiddle to get it all set up.
      For now one thing you could do is use and a dropbox account.
      When a new video file gets added to a dropbox folder, create a trigger to send an email
      Should be fine.
      Yeah - I'm making an ifttt example for my maxurl package too
    • jamie bell's icon
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      jamie bell
      Jan 12 2016 | 8:50 pm
      Thanks Andrew, that really helped :)
    • Jean-Francois Charles's icon
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      Jean-Francois Charles
      Jan 19 2017 | 2:53 am
      By the way, Andrew, was this example with mailgun ever released? Thanks!