Send recordings by email

If this option is selected, RecordPad will send all recordings to the specified email address as an attachment to an email. This can be useful if you want to listen to recordings remotely.

By default RecordPad uses MAPI to send emails using your MAPI email software (e.g., Outlook, Eudora, etc.). Check that your version of email software supports MAPI and set it to be the default MAPI client.

If you have problems using MAPI, RecordPad can also send emails directly using your ISP's SMTP server. Open "Email Send Settings" and select the "Use SMTP to send email directly to server" option and enter the name of your ISP's SMTP server (e.g.,

For more information, please refer to Problems sending Emails using MAPI and SMTP.

Upload recordings via internet using FTP

If you have a FTP server or a website (with FTP access), select this option to make RecordPad upload all recordings to your server. This can be useful for backup purposes or to make the recordings available on the internet (either public or private depending on your FTP server setup).

You must enter the ftp server (e.g.,, your username, password and the exact full folder into which you want the files uploaded (e.g., /home/yoursite/www/recordings).

If you have any problems with the FTP setup, we strongly recommend you attempt to login manually with FTP software (e.g., WS_FTP, CuteFTP) to double check you have the correct full path to the upload folder.

For more information, please refer to Problems when connecting to an FTP server.

Mirror all recordings to this folder

If you have a backup drive or want to backup all recordings over the network, you can use this option. Note that recordings are only transferred after recording and compression is complete.

Run external .exe

This is an advanced option to allow IT professionals add other transmit features to RecordPad. For example to use a proprietary codec or to insert the file in a database.

If this option is ticked, after RecordPad has completed recording the file, it will run the specified .exe program. The program is usually a command-line program. The name of the file can be sent as an argument using %s which RecordPad replaces with the full path to the file. Remember to include the full path to your .exe (enclose it in "") and to enclose the %s in inverted commas too. An example might be "C:\Program Files\MyProgram\myexe" -myoptions "%s".


In the Prompting section, you can select whether recordings are automatically sent upon completion, or if you would like RecordPad to verify that you would like to send the recording first.


Do not send when length is equal to or less than (seconds)

To prevent sending short recordings that are unusable, enter a cutoff length in seconds into the edit box.