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TSL/SSL Mail Settings for Notifications

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Problem Description

This article explains the option to setup SMTP email notifications for Dbvisit Replicate.

Solution

There are two options to set SMTP email notifications in Dbvisit Replicate:

Non encrypted SMTP using port 25
If the non-encrypted SMTP option (MAILCFG_USE_SSL = NO) is chosen, then ensure the port (MAILCFG_PORT) is set to 25.
SSL/TLS encrypted SMTP using port 465
If SSL/TLS SMTP option (MAILCFG_USE_SSL = YES) is chosen, then ensure the port (MAILCFG_PORT) is set to 465.

The following settings are relevant to SMTP email notifications:

*.MAILCFG_SMTP_SERVER = smtp.gmail.com
*.MAILCFG_AUTH_USER = emaillogin@yourcompany.com
*.MAILCFG_PORT = 465
*.NOTIFY_ALL_EMAIL = dba@yourcompany.com
*.MAILCFG_FROM = replicate@dbvisit.com
*.NOTIFY_SUCCESS_EMAIL = dba@yourcompany.com
*.MAILCFG_AUTH_PASSWD = plaintextpassword
*.NOTIFY_ALERT_EMAIL = OFF
*.MAILCFG_USE_SSL = YES

Notes:

  • Gmail uses TSL/SSL, so for gmail set MAILCFG_USE_SSL = YES and MAILCFG_PORT = 465
  • If MAILCFG_USE_SSL = YES, then MAILCFG_PORT must be set to 465. Setting this to port 25 will result in an error.

Arjen Visser March 31, 2015 16:50

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