Email Settings: General

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Description

The "General" tab provides mail configuration for sending alert emails.

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Fields

Primary Email Alert Setting

  • Email address to send FROM - the email address that alert emails will be sent from. If the SMTP Mail Server field is blank, as you type the email address to send from, WebWatchBot will automatically look-up the mail server for that email address.
  • Look-Up - If the "Email address to send FROM" field is not blank, the Look-Up button will be enabled. Clicking on this button will open the mail server look-up dialog where the mail servers for the email address entered is listed for use in WebWatchBot.
  • SMTP Mail Server - the mail server domain name or ip address.
  • SMTP Port - the port number on the mail server to connect to. By default, the port number is 25.
  • My Server Requires Authentication - Used if you need to authenticate before using the specified SMTP server. By default, this option is not checked/active. If the option is checked/active, the "Auth Settings" button is active.
  • Test - Clicking the test button will send a test email to the email address specified in the "Email address to send FROM" field.

Backup Email Alert Setting

  • Email address to send FROM - the email address that alert emails will be sent from. If the SMTP Mail Server field is blank, as you type the email address to send from, WebWatchBot will automatically look-up the mail server for that email address.
  • Look-Up - If the "Email address to send FROM" field is not blank, the Look-Up button will be enabled. Clicking on this button will open the mail server look-up dialog where the mail servers for the email address entered is listed for use in WebWatchBot.
  • SMTP Mail Server - the mail server domain name or ip address.
  • SMTP Port - the port number on the mail server to connect to. By default, the port number is 25.
  • My Server Requires Authentication - Used if you need to authenticate before using the specified SMTP server. By default, this option is not checked/active. If the option is checked/active, the "Auth Settings" button is active.
  • Test - Clicking the test button will send a test email to the email address specified in the "Email address to send FROM" field.

Default

  • Default Email Address for active email alerts - Enter one or more email address to include to active email alerts (In "Action: Send an Email", the "Active" option must be checked/enabled) when an email alert is sent. Existing watch items will not have the existing email addresses changed or overwritten. Separate multiple email addresses with a comma (,) or semicolon (;) or pipe/vertical bar (|).
  • By default, there are no email addresses entered.
  • (Enterprise and Trial Versions Only): Using contacts in this field is permitted. To manually add a contact, enter the user name enclosed with the less than and greater than signs: <username>, or enter the group name enclosed with brackets: [groupname].