10.5.3. E-Mail

In the Email tab the e-mail server settings of the application are configured. These settings are required for sending notification e-mails (see Section 10.4.2, “Notifications”). The attributes that can be edited are shown in Figure 10.25.

The “E-Mail” Tab

Figure 10.25. The E-Mail Tab


[Note] Note

When in doubt, please consult your system administrator about the values to enter here.

SMTP Server

The host name of your mail server.

SMTP Server Port

The port where your mail server is listening. This value usually depends on the transport security setting chosen below. The default value is 25 for no transport security.

Sender Address

The sender address of the generated e-mails ( From field).

User Name

The user name needed to authenticate against the SMTP server. This field is only present if SMTP or POP authentication is selected in the Authentication field below.

Password

The password needed to authenticate against the SMTP server. This field is only present if SMTP or POP authentication is selected in the Authentication field below.

Authentication

To prevent or identify spam, some mail servers require users to authenticate themselves before they allow them to send mails. This option selects whether no authentication is required, or a username / password combination via SMTP or POP is used. If one of the latter two is selected, the User Name and Password fields are shown in the user interface.

Security

This setting defines the transport layer security used to access the SMTP mail server. Each transport security setting may require a different port value. The options are None (Port 25), Secure Socket Layer / SSL (Port 465) or Transport Layer Security / TLS aka STARTTLS (Port 25). Your local port settings may vary from the given defaults.

Send Test Mail

This link sends a test email to verify that your e-mail server settings are valid. It is therefore necessary that a valid e-mail address is specified in your user account.

Click the Send Test Mail button to test if the fields are filled in properly.