Instructions for Sending Reports via Gmail
You can send spore test results and cycle logs to Gmail for free off-site storage. Find it in Settings | Send to Gmail.
- Set up a dedicated Gmail account to save your results. Within your account dashboard, on the left, find the and click on the Security tab.
- Within the Security section, scroll down and find the Less secure app access subsection. At the bottom, click on Turn on access.
- You’ll be brought to this screen. Slide the toggle on the right, then click the Back arrow at the top.
- You’ll see this message to confirm that Less secure app access is granted. Sometimes, when you activate this access, Google may prompt you to update your password.
- Please note that if it is used only semi-frequently, Google will disable this function.
- Next, go to SteriReader (or SteriSpore or SteriSpore24 or TransLogger. The steps are the same, although the following shows SteriReader) and click on Settings | Send to Gmail.
- In this screen, enter your full Gmail address and account password.
- Hit Test. You will be notified on-screen if sending a test gmail is successful or unsuccessful. If unsuccessful, repeat the above steps regarding allowing Less secure app access. If successful, you will see a test email in your Gmail inbox.
- Hit Enable if the test is successful.
If you’re enabling this function for SteriSpore or SteriSpore24: Going forward, a report will be sent to Gmail automatically, immediately as each spore test is verified.
If you’re enabling this function for SteriReader: Going forward, a report will be sent to Gmail automatically, immediately as each cycle is verified.
If you’re enabling this function for TransLogger: Going forward, a zipped folder of the downloaded cycle logs from the uSD will be sent to Gmail automatically, as part of the file organization process.
Results are not sent as attachments, but rather as the text of the email, which is very very very difficult to mess with. Data storage is essentially limitless, since each report requires minimal memory.