Elements Organizer lets you share files through email on all three supported platforms—32-bit Windows, 64-bit Windows, and Macintosh. You can use your Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, or Microsoft email account, or any other email account, to share files.

Set up an email profile

Elements Organizer provides easy email profile configuration for preset email providers—Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, or Microsoft. For other service provides, you can specify the necessary technical details to configure the email profile.

Set up the profile for a preset service provider

  1. In Elements Organizer, select Preferences > Email.
  2. Click New.
  3. Enter a Profile Name. Choose any name that helps you identify your profile later.
  4. Select a service provider from the preset list.
  5. On the Email Settings screen, enter your name, email address, and password for the email address.
  6. Click Validate. Elements displays a confirmation message upon successful validation.

Note:

If your computer is behind a firewall, for validation to succeed, the firewall must allow communication on ports 465 and 587. Contact your system administrator if you see an error message about these ports being blocked.

  1. Click OK.

If you get any error message or face any difficulty while configuring the email client, see Email configuration in Elements Organizer.

Set up the profile for other service providers

For other service providers, it is recommended to export the media using Files > Export as New Files and share the exported files by signing into your email account in a browser. For more information on exporting the media, see Export photos to a folder.

  1. In Elements Organizer, select Preferences > Email.
  2. Click New.
Email preferences

  1. Enter a Profile Name. Choose any name that helps you identify your profile later.
  2. From the Service Provider list, select Other.
  3. On the Email Settings screen, enter the following details:
  • Your email address
  • Your name
  • Your password for the email address
  • The SMTP Server address for your email service provider
  • The SMTP Port number that your email service provider uses
  • The connection security protocol—SSL/TLS, STARTTLS, or None—that your email service provider uses
  1. Click Validate. Elements displays a confirmation message upon successful validation.

Note:

If your computer is behind a firewall, for validation to succeed, the firewall must allow communication on ports 465 and 587. Contact your system administrator if you see an error message about this issue.

  1. Click OK.

If you get any error message or face any difficulty while configuring the email client, see Email configuration in Elements Organizer.

Share files by email

  1. Select some media from the Elements Organizer grid.
  2. In the right pane, select Share > Email.
  3. If your selection includes some non-JPEG photos, you can choose to convert them before emailing. Select Convert Photos To JPEG.
  4. Select the maximum size at which you want to email the media. Select Use Original Size to email the media at its original size.
  5. On a scale of 0 (Low) to 12 (Maximum), select the quality at which you want to email the photos.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select one or more recipients from the Elements Contact Book. 

Note:

If you're using Microsoft Outlook on Windows or Mail/Microsoft Outlook/Entourage on Macintosh, you can leave the Select Recipients field empty for now. If you're using some other email client, you must specify at least one recipient.

  1. Enter a Subject line for the email.
  2. If necessary, modify the default message.
  3. Click Next. If you're using Microsoft Outlook (Windows) or Apple Mail/Microsoft Outlook/Entourage (Mac), Elements opens the email client with a precomposed message.
  4. Send the message after making the necessary changes.

Share a PDF slideshow by email

You can share a PDF slideshow of images in much that same way as you share individual images.

  1. Select some images from the Elements Organizer grid.
  2. In the right pane, select Share > PDF Slideshow.
  3. Select the maximum size at which you want to email the media. Select Use Original Size to email the media at its original size.
  4. On a scale of 0 (Low) to 12 (Maximum), select the quality at which you want to email the photos.
  5. Enter a name for the PDF file.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select one or more recipients from the Elements Contact Book. 

Note:

If you're using Microsoft Outlook on Windows or Mail/Microsoft Outlook/Entourage on Macintosh, you can leave the Select Recipients field empty for now. If you're using some other email client, you must specify at least one recipient.

  1. Enter a Subject line for the email.
  2. If necessary, modify the default message.
  3. Click Next. If you're using Microsoft Outlook (Windows) or Apple Mail/Microsoft Outlook/Entourage (Mac), Elements opens the email client with a precomposed message.
  4. Send the message after making the necessary changes.

Troubleshoot email-related issues

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