Configure SMTP email settings

You can send event notifications through an SMTP mail server. You can also enable SMTP authentication if your SMTP server is configured to support it.


  1. Click Cluster Management > General Settings > Email Settings.
  2. In the SMTP Settings area, enter the IPv4 or IPv6 address or the fully qualified domain name of the SMTP relay in the SMTP relay address field.
  3. In the SMTP relay port field, type the port number.
    The default port number is 25.
  4. Click the Use SMTP Authentication check box to require SMTP authentication.
    Fields in which you can enter the authentication user name and password appear, as well as radio buttons pertaining to transport layer security. Skip to step 7 if you do not want to use SMTP authentication.
  5. Enter the authentication user name and password, and confirm the password.
  6. Specify the connection security. The default is no security. Select STARTTLS if you want to use a TLS encrypted connection.
  7. In the Event Notification Settings area, type the originating email address that will be displayed in the To line of the email in the Send email as field.
  8. In the Subject field, type the text that will be displayed in the Subject line of the email.
  9. If you want to batch event notification emails, select an option from the Notification Batch Mode drop-down menu. The default is No batching.
  10. In the Default Email Template drop-down menu, select whether to use the default template provided with OneFS or a custom template. If you select a custom template, the Custom Template Location field appears. Enter a path name for the template.
  11. Click Save Changes.
    You can test your configuration by sending a test event notification.