SMTP Configuration

You can use Open Manage Network Manager’s messaging capabilities to communicate with other users, but if you want to receive e-mails automated by actions like configuration file backups, Open Manage Network Manager must have a mail account. This screen configures the e-mail server so Open Manage Network Manager can send such automated e-mails.

The Apply button accepts your edits. Test tries them. Cancel abandons them and returns to Open Manage Network Manager. This screen contains the following fields:

SMTP Server Host -- The IP address or hostname of your SMTP server.

SMTP Server Port -- The port for your SMTP server (110 is typical).

Authentication Enabled -- Check this to enable authentication for this server. Checking enables the next two fields.

User Name -- The login ID for the SMTP server, if authentication is enabled.

Password -- The password for the SMTP server, if authentication is enabled.

Security -- Enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to interact with your SMTP server, or Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Return Address -- The return address for mail sent from Open Manage Network Manager.

Default Subject -- Text that appears by default in the subject line of mail sent by Open Manage Network Manager.

Connection / Send Timeout -- The time-outs for mail sent by Open Manage Network Manager. If your SMTP server or network is slow, increase the default timeout.

Max Per Minute -- The maximum number of e-mails Open Manage Network Manager can send per minute.

Two settings for e-mail servers appear in Control Panel, one in the Control Panel > Portal > Settings Mail Host Names edit screen, and another in Control Panel > Server Administration > Mail. These are for Liferay login and password reminders / resets (see Password Reset). The Portal-based e-mail settings help Administrators limit signups to e-mails only existing in their organization. The screen in that panel provides a list of allowed domain names, if that feature is enabled.

Control Panel > Server Administration > Mail is where to configure the Main server and authentication for routing mail