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Configuring an SMTP mail server

You can configure an SMTP email server if you want to send alerts by email. See Configuring report email for information on alerts.

Before you begin:

  • You must have Read-Write permission for System settings.
To configure SMTP:
  1. Go to System > Settings.
  2. Click the Services tab.
  3. Complete the configuration as described in SMTP configuration.
  4. Save the configuration.

SMTP configuration

Settings Guidelines
Address IP address or FQDN of an SMTP server (such as FortiMail) or email server that the appliance can connect to in order to send alerts and/or generated reports.
Port Listening port number of the server. Usually, SMTP is 25.
Authentication Enable if the SMTP server requires authentication.
Security STARTTLS is an extension to plain text communication protocols. It enables a plain text connection to be upgraded to an encrypted (TLS or SSL) connection instead of using a separate port for encrypted communication. Specify this option if you have implemented STARTTLS for your mailserver; otherwise, select none.
Username Username for authentication to the SMTP server.
Password Password for authentication to the SMTP server.

Configuring an SMTP mail server

You can configure an SMTP email server if you want to send alerts by email. See Configuring report email for information on alerts.

Before you begin:

  • You must have Read-Write permission for System settings.
To configure SMTP:
  1. Go to System > Settings.
  2. Click the Services tab.
  3. Complete the configuration as described in SMTP configuration.
  4. Save the configuration.

SMTP configuration

Settings Guidelines
Address IP address or FQDN of an SMTP server (such as FortiMail) or email server that the appliance can connect to in order to send alerts and/or generated reports.
Port Listening port number of the server. Usually, SMTP is 25.
Authentication Enable if the SMTP server requires authentication.
Security STARTTLS is an extension to plain text communication protocols. It enables a plain text connection to be upgraded to an encrypted (TLS or SSL) connection instead of using a separate port for encrypted communication. Specify this option if you have implemented STARTTLS for your mailserver; otherwise, select none.
Username Username for authentication to the SMTP server.
Password Password for authentication to the SMTP server.