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Applies to versions: 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5



Adjusting SMTP Mail Settings



TimeIPS uses email for a number of functions, including notifications, backups, reminders, automatic reports and a variety of alerts.

  • TimeIPS can act as its own SMTP Mail Server. In this case, the mail server is "localhost" and TimeIPS will attempt to connect and deliver email directly.  This is the easiest configuration, but unfortunately many ISP's block port 25 (SMTP) traffic as SPAM, preventing this from working.  If you try this and do not get email messages  from TimeIPS, try the next option.
  • A second option is to have TimeIPS use an external SMTP Mail Server. In most cases, the best choice for an external mail server will be the SMTP server provided by your ISP.  Request the SMTP Mail Server name from your ISP and enter this along with your email account Mail Username and Mail Password.
  • If you host your own mail server, it may be another good option. Configure TimeIPS to use your SMTP Mail Server and configure your mail server to accept any messages coming from TimeIPS.
  • A last option is to use a third-party external SMTP mail relay.  In this case, you'll configure the Mail Server to point to a remote mail server, such as one provided by Google, Yahoo, or a web hosting provider.  External mail servers may require encryption and/or account configuration to work.

 

 

Using the left pane Main Menu » Administration, click on: System » System Settings

  • Click on the System Mail Settings tab to the left.

 

General Configuration


  • Configure the Mail Server, SMTP Username, and SMTP Password as necessary.  
    • Mail Server: Enter the outgoing SMTP server you would like the TimeIPS® System to send mail through. The default port is 25; use "server:port" to specify a different port.

     

    Some common ISP's and their SMTP Mail Server names:

    Common ISP's

    SMTP Mail Server Name

    AOL

    smtp.aol.com

    AT&T

    outbound.att.net

    Charter.net

    smtp.charterinternet.com

    Comcast

    smtp.comcast.net

    Cox (east):

    Cox (west):

    smtp.east.cox.net

    smtp.west.cox.net

    Earthlink

    smtpauth.earthlink.net

    Frontier

    smtp.frontier.com

    Gmail

    smtp.gmail.com

    Verizon

    outgoing.verizon.net

    NOTE: The listed SMTP Mail Servers may have changed since the writing of this document. Please refer to your Internet Service Provider for the current SMTP Mail Server name.

    • Enter the Username to log into the SMTP server above. Contact your System Administrator or ISP for this information if needed.
    • Enter the Password required to log into the SMTP server.
  • Many mail servers require that Secure Sockets be used to send messages. Check the Use SSL box if your mail server requires that the TimeIPS® system use SMTP over SSL. Do not check this box if your mail server needs to use STARTTLS; support for STARTTLS will be automatically detected. Checking this box causes the port to default to 465.
  • Some mail servers report that they have support for STARTTLS, but in fact do not. If you see messages in the "View Errors" link below indicating an inability to connect to server, try checking the Disable STARTTLS box to turn it off.
  • Click the Update Mail Settings button to save your changes.

 

 

Internal/External E-Mail Link Configuration

If you use port forwarding to provide external access to your TimeIPS Server (e.g., http://www.yourHostName.com:8000), links provided in E-mails sent from your TimeIPS server may not be routable from your internal network.  Your TimeIPS Server can write two different links in place in these E-Mails, the Fully Qualified Domain Name with Port Number, and Direct Internal IP Address. 

  • Email Link Configuration: Some outgoing email will contain links pointing back to specific pages on this server. If email is always accessed from inside your network, select Internal IP Address. If email is accessed from outside your network, and/or you have a router/firewall with port forwarding configured, select Domain Name and set the domain name under Company/Divisions->URL tab. NOTE: Some router/firewall configurations do not allow internal access to an external IP with port forwarding. If this is the case for you, Domain Name links will NOT work inside your network. In this case, select Provide Both Links.
  • Email Link Port Number: If you use port forwarding to redirect external requests to your TimeIPS® Server, set the port here so that links in E-Mails sent by this system will route properly.
  • Click the Update Mail Settings button to save your changes.


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