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There are various alert settings available in MetaTrader5 (MT5). You can receive a notification when a certain symbol reaches a certain price/time or when the order volume increases/decreases relative to the value you specified. Please note that the alerts are only available when MT5 is running. If you wish to receive an email with your alert, the email configurations are needed in advance. Here we'll look at how to set up the alert with email notification in MT5.

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Step 1

Click "Tools" in the menu and select "Options".(Shortcut keys: "Ctrl"+"O")

Increase the bars Increase the bars

Step 2

In the "Email" tab, check the "Enable email notifications" box and enter the account details for the SMTP server of the sender, the sending email address, and the receiving email address. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Enter the details and click OK Enter the details and click OK

Number

Item name

Descriptions

1

SMTP server

Enter the IP address and port number for the SMTP server of the sending email account.

2

SMTP login

Enter the login ID for the SMTP server of the sending email account.

3

SMTP password

Enter the password for the SMTP server of the sending email account.

4

From

Enter the email address of the sender. The addresses for "From" and "To" can be the same.

5

To

Enter the email address of the recipient. The addresses in "From" and "To" can be the same.

6

Test

After filling out all the information, you can send a test email by clicking "Test".

Step 3

Click the "Alerts" tab of the Toolbox and right-click in the tab.

Right-click in the Toolbox Right-click in the Toolbox

Step 4

Select "Create" from the context menu.

Select Create Select Create

Step 5

Check the "Enable" box and select "Mail" in the "Action" field.

Select Mail in the Action field Select Mail in the Action field

Step 6

Click the "..." button to the right of the "Source" field.

Click the ... button Click the ... button

Step 7

Enter the subject and body and click "Apply".

Click Apply Click Apply
point Click "Test" to send a test email

You can send a test email by clicking the "Test" button.

Click Test to send a test email Click Test to send a test email

Step 8

Configure the alert settings and click "OK".

Configure the alert settings and click OK Configure the alert settings and click OK

Number

Item name

Descriptions

1

Expiration

Specify the expiration time for the alert. To set the expiration time, check the box and enter or select the date and time. If you don't want to set it, put an X mark in the box.

2

Symbol/Condition/Value

Specify the symbol, condition, and value for the alert.
Bid <: Notify when the bid price of the symbol goes below the specified value.
Bid >: Notify when the bid price of the symbol goes above the specified value.
Ask <: Notify when the ask price of the symbol goes below the specified value.
Ask >: Notify when the ask price of the symbol goes above the specified value.
Last <: Notify when the last price of the symbol goes below the specified value.
Last >: Notify when the last price of the symbol goes above the specified value.
Volume <: Notify when the last traded volume of the symbol goes below the specified value. Set the value in price (base currency).
Volume >: Notify when the last traded volume of the symbol goes above the specified value. Set the value in price (base currency).
Time =: Notify at the specified time. Set the value as "HH:MM".

3

Timeout

Set the time interval for the emails.

4

Maximum iterations

Set the number of times to repeat the email notifications. Enter or select the number from the pull-down menu.

Step 9

You will see the alert you have set in the "Alerts" tab.

You will see the alert you have set You will see the alert you have set

Once the alert is finished, there will be a check mark.

A check mark A check mark

Step 10

To edit the alert settings, right-click on the alert and select "Modify" in the context menu. You can also select "Delete" if you wish to remove the alert, or "Disable" to disable it temporarily.

Edit the alert settings Edit the alert settings

Date

Created

 : 2022.09.20

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.09.20

Writer

Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

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Takayoshi Nakamaru

Nakamaru is a manual production consultant at FINTECS, a company that specializes in creating manuals for their clients.
With a wide range of experience from fintech to entertainment, he presents what user-friendly manuals should be like.
He works with numerous large corporations as an external manual production project manager.

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Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

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Akira Takagi

After graduating from Computer Science at the Uninove, Brazil, in 2014, he has worked on various systems development projects.
He participated as a developer in the launch of forex services in 2019. Since then, he has also been involved in the development of MetaTrader plugins and APIs. He is certified by MetaQuotes as a MetaTrader5 Administrator and active in consulting and advisory as well.

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