This section describes how to configure e-mail alerts.

To configure e-mail alerts

  1. Navigate to Basic Settings > Management > Mail settings.

  2. Enter the IP address or the hostname of the mail server into the SMTP server address field.

    Figure 43: Basic Settings > Management > Mail settings — Configure e-mail sending

  3. Enter the e-mail address where you want to receive e-mails from into the Send e-mails as field. This can be useful for e-mail filtering purposes. syslog-ng Store Box (SSB) sends e-mails from the address provided here. If no e-mail address is entered, e-mails will be sent from the default e-mail address.

  4. Enter the e-mail address of the administrator into the Administrator's e-mail address field. SSB sends notifications related to system-events (but not alerts and reports) to this address.

  5. Enter the e-mail address of the administrator into the Send e-mail alerts to field. SSB sends monitoring alerts to this address.

  6. Enter the e-mail address the person who should receive traffic reports from SSB into the Send reports to field. For details on reports, see Reports.


    To get alert e-mails, provide an e-mail address in this field. Sending alerts fails if these settings are incorrect, since the alerting e-mail address does not fall back to the administrator's e-mail address by default.

  7. Click .

  8. Click Test to send a test message.

    If the test message does not arrive to the server, check if SSB can access the server. For details, see Troubleshooting SSB.

  9. Select in which situations SSB should send an e-mail alert. For details, see Configuring system monitoring on SSB.

  10. Click .