To add an email alert you will need to know the addresses you want alerts sent to, the outbound SMTP server that allows the Sandfly server to send email, and login information.
Adding email alerts
Setting up an email notification is easy, enter the following fields:
- Name - A readable name for your reference of the email alert group.
- Sender Email - What email address should the Sandfly server use as the sender? This normally should be the same domain that is linked to the user login otherwise the SMTP server will likely reject it as invalid.
- Recipients Emails - A list of email addresses to receive the alerts. This is a simple list and you can put in a mailing list instead of individual addresses if you have a group meant to receive alerts.
- Mail Server - The outbound SMTP address that will be connected to to send mail.
- Username - The username Sandfly will use to login to the SMTP server to send email.
- Password - The password Sandfly will use to login to the SMTP server to send email.
- Transport Method - Select if your SMTP server wants TLS or no encryption for login. Most servers use TLS.
- Mail Port - Default port to use to send email. You do not need to change this unless there is a special reason.
Once you enter all of these fields, click on the add button and Sandfly will encrypt your email credentials and add them to the database.
TIP: Test Email Alerts We recommend you send a test email from Sandfly by going to the Testing Email Alert section and following the instructions.