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:
- Go to System > Settings.
- Click the Services tab.
- Complete the configuration as described in SMTP configuration.
- Save the configuration.
|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.|
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.
SMTPS is not supported by FortiADC, so if you want to build up secure connections with FortiADC, STARTTLS can work as an substitution to SMTPS.
|Username||Username for authentication to the SMTP server.|
|Password||Password for authentication to the SMTP server.|