This screen lets you specify options regarding how Overseer sends Email. Note that Overseer uses Email to send text messages as well.
  • Relay Server: This is the SMTP Relay server you wish to use. If you have one internally, that will work. Alternatively, you can use an external SMTP server, such as a gmail SMTP server.
  • Server Port: This is the port to use when contacting the SMTP Relay Server
  • Use TLS/SSL: This instructs Overseer to connect to the relay server using TLS/SSL for security. Note that the server must support this.
  • Use Gmail: This button lets you simply enter your valid Gmail username and password( or if you host Email with Google Apps), and Overseer will automatically fill in the correct SMTP Relay Server information.
  • Username: This lets you specify the username to login to the SMTP relay server. If using gmail's SMTP server, this is your Email address.
  • Password: This is the password for the username specified above.
  • Use built-in SMTP delivery agent as backup: This instructs Overseer to attempt direct delivery to destination SMTP servers if the relay server fails. In modern day, this is likely to be rejected by most destination SMTP servers, due to requirements for non-residential IPs, reverse DNS records, etc. from the connecting server. Please don't rely on this feature as your primary means to be notified of alerts.
  • From Name: This is the name that appears in the 'From' field when Overseer sends a notification. If you're deploying multiple Overseer installations, it is best to change this to something meaningful, such as [Officename] - Overseer
  • From Address: This is the address that Overseer sends Email from. Note that this doesn't have to be a real Email address, but it should look like one so no SMTP mail servers drop your notification messages.

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