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Event-Related Menus and Options

Email Option

Requirements for

To use the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to sende-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 Email Recipients on page 31.

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 itsIP address.

 

If the Management Card does not receive a response from the DNS

 

server within five seconds, e-mailcannot be sent. Therefore, use aDNS

 

server on the same segment as the Management Card or on a nearby

 

segment (but not across a WAN).

 

After you define the DNS server’sIP address, verify thatDNS is working

 

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

 

obtain the IP address for thatDNS name.

SMTP settings

The Email option in theNetwork menu accesses the followingSMTP

 

settings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

SMTP Server

 

The DNS name of theSMTP server.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

the Management Card.

 

From Address

 

Note: See the documentation for yourSMTP server to

 

 

 

determine whether you must you use a valid user

 

 

 

account on the server for this setting.

 

 

 

 

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