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Configuring and Using E-mail Notification

Configuring SMTP and DNS Settings

Requirements for

To use the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to send e-mailwhen

using SMTP

an event occurs, you must define the following settings:

 

• The IP address of the Domain Name Service (DNS) server.

 

• The DNS name of the SMTP server and theFrom Address set-

 

tings for SMTP.

 

• The e-mailaddresses for a maximum of four recipients.

 

Note: To page ane-mailrecipient who uses atext-based

 

 

pager gateway, see the description of the To Address

 

 

setting in Settings on page 25.

DNS server

To enable the Management Card to send e-mailmessages, you must

 

use the TCP/IP & DNS option (Web interface) orDNS option (Control

 

Console) in the Network menu to identify the Domain Name Service

 

(DNS) server by its IP address.

 

If the unit does not receive a response from the DNS server within five

 

seconds, e-mailcannot be sent. Therefore, use a DNS server on the

 

same segment as the unit or on a nearby segment (but not across a

 

WAN).

 

 

 

After you define the DNS server’s IP address, verify that DNS is working

 

correctly by entering the DNS name of a computer on your network to

 

obtain the IP address for that DNS name.

SMTP settings

The E-mail option in theNetwork menu accesses the following SMTP

 

settings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

SMTP Server

 

The DNS name of the SMTP server.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The contents of the From field in thee-mailmessages sent by

 

 

 

the Management Card.

 

From Address

 

Note: See the documentation for your SMTP server to

 

 

 

determine whether you must use a valid user account

 

 

 

on the server for this setting.

 

 

 

 

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