How To: Setup Email Operations in Shavlik Protect

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    This document outlines how to setup Email Operations for email notifications in Shavlik Protect




    In Protect choose Tools> Operations >Email.

    The E-mail tab enables you to specify if you want to use the automatic e-mail feature and to define the properties of the SMTP server used for sending the automatic e-mail messages and alerts. (See E-mail Overview for more details). To use this feature, enable the Enable e-mailing of notifications and results check box and then specify the name or IP address of the SMTP server you use.




    Enable e-mailing of notifications and results

    If you want to use the automatic e-mail feature, enable this check box. Enabling this check box enables the related options on this dialog.

    Server name or IP Address

    Specify the name or IP address of your local SMTP server. For example:

    SMTP Port

    Specify the port used by the SMTP server. The default value is 25.

    Use TLS

    If you want the target machines to contact the SMTP server using a Transport Layer Security (TLS) connection, enable this check box.

    Sender e-mail address

    Specify the e-mail address that will be inserted into the From: address field of messages that are sent to users. If the default address causes problems for your SMTP server, change the address to an e-mail address accepted by your SMTP server. (Some SMTP servers only accept mail from particular addresses or domains.)


    Select the credential (the user name and password pair) used to authenticate to the SMTP server.

    Note: Only shared credentials are contained in this list. If the credential you are looking for is not listed it probably means it is not defined as a shared credential. See Defining Credentials for information on how to share a credential.

    Test recipient e-mail address

    Specify a known e-mail address you want to use when testing the e-mail process.

    Send a test e-mail

    To verify the program can use the specified credentials to contact the SMTP server, click this button.



    Affected Product(s)


    Shavlik Protect 9.x
    vCenter Protect 8.x