NT8 will support many email services such as GMail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc. Most of these email providers offer 2 step verification for enhanced security. If you are using the 2 step verification, then the email sending in NT8 will likely not work. If you do not wish to disable your two step authentication, you may set up a GMX email account. We have provided instructions below on how to do this.


With GMail and Yahoo you will have to enable external POP3/IMAP settings. This link from NinjaTrader Support will explain how: https://ninjatrader.com/support/forum/showthread.php?t=45339 You may have to enable POP3/IMAP with other email providers as well. Check with your email provider to see if they require external POP3/IMAP settings to be enabled. 


Here is an article from NinjaTrader Support providing the SMTP settings for some of the popular email providers: https://ninjatrader.com/support/forum/showthread.php?t=45339


This article from NinjaTrader will explain how to set up Share Services for email in NinjaTrader 8. https://ninjatrader.com/support/helpGuides/nt8/?general_section.htm#ManagingShareServices


Once you have the email configured, you will need to configure the VSA Scanner.


  1. Right click on a chart with the scanner
  2. Choose Indicators
  3. Select the TG_VSAScanner_4_5
  4. On the right side find the "Send e-mail alert" and check the box
  5. Below that, fill out the "Send Alert Mail To address" with the email address you want the alert to go to.
  6. Click OK after you have made these changes.
  7. Change your other charts by following these same steps or, save this as one of your templates and apply this to your other charts that use the scanner.