Email Set-up

You need to set-up certain Email Parameters in Global Preferences so that SPC Express knows how to communicate with your SMTP email server.  

A. Go to File / Global Preferences and click on the 5th tab, "AutoScope & Email".

SMTP Server: (or similar)
Username, Password: johnsmith,applepie (or similar)
Email FROM: (or similar)
Email TO: (or similar)
Email CC: <>;<> (or similar)

B. You may need to also set some "Extra Options" on the 4th tab, depending on your mail server.

Type-in one of the following (default = CRAM-MD5)

SMTPPORT=587 ** (if your server uses port 587 instead of 110)

If you want to turn on Logging (for trouble-shooting):
SMTP=LOGFILE     (A log file name EmailLogFile.txt will get generated in your working folder.)

SIMPLE (but limited) Email Set-up:

If you don't have - or don't know - your SMTP email settings, you can use the Google public email service.   This is very simple to set-up but limits you to sending your email notifications to gmail accounts only.

Set ...
Email Outgoing SMTP Server:
Username, Password: Leave blank (none required)
Email TO: This MUST be a gmail account where the email will be sent. For example:


This method seems to be the most universal way to set-up your outgoing email.

Go to, a private commercial email service, and create an account with your email address and create a password for yourself.
In your account, you may be asked to define a "Sender Domain". This is optional and not necessary.
Define the "Sender Username" to be (or whatever) and create a password, such as abc!, for that sender name.

Then in SPC Express Global Preferences, set the
    Email Outgoing SMTP Server:
    Username, Password:,abc!

You should also define SMTPPORT=587 in the Extra Options field in Global Preferences.

Note: You may have to pay for this service depending on your email volume.
  1,000 emails/month = FREE
10,000 emails/month = $10 / month