How to setup SMTP Email Notifications in Backup Exec

How to setup SMTP Email Notifications in Backup Exec

Article: 100026991
Last Published: 2019-04-01
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Product(s): Backup Exec


This document describes how to set up SMTP Email Notifications in Backup Exec

Configure Email notification

  1. Click the Backup Exec Button
  2. Select configurations and settings --> Alerts and Notifications --> Email and Text Notification.
  3. Click add a recipient, Click yes if a configuration pop up box appears
  4. Under Email Server: Type the name of the mail server.  The IP address can also be used.  (i.e. or
  5. Type the port number used by the mail server.
  6. Enter in the name of the sender in the Sender Name: field.  (i.e. Administrator)
  7. Enter in the Email address of the sender in the Sender Email address: field ( )
  8. If you want to authenticate the email information that you entered, check Enable email authentication, and then enter the user name and password for the sender's email account.
  9. Click OK

Adding recipients for notification

  1. Click the Backup Exec button, and then select Configuration and Settings.
  2. Select Alerts and Notifications, and then select Notification Recipients.
  3. On the Manage Recipients dialog box, click Add a recipient.
  4. In the Name field, type the name of the recipient.
  5. Select Send notification by email.
  6. Enter Recipient's email address.
  7. To limit the number of emails that are sent within a specific amount of time, check Send no more than x emails within x minutes/hours, and then enter the details.
  8. Click Ok


To obtain the mail server name, IP address or port number, please contact an administrator of your mail server or mail server provider.

Note for using Google Apps

To use Google email servers as the SMTP relay, follow the instructions located at Google Apps Documentation & Support A SPF record will need configured for the domain with the IP address of the device or application to ensure that recipients do not reject mail sent from it.

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