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Configuring the SMTP Server

Updated: February 1, 2009

Applies To: Data Protection Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 provides options for subscribing to alert notifications and to reports by e-mail. If you plan to enable either of these features, you must first configure the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server that you want DPM to use to send e-mail. Then specify which e-mail server you want to use.

For added security, the SMTP server can be configured as authenticated. When an SMTP server is authenticated, DPM requires a specified user name and password for the server when sending e-mail notifications and reports.

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DPM supports sending e-mail through both authenticated SMTP servers and unauthenticated SMTP servers. Before configuring DPM to use an SMTP server, the mailbox user must have administrator privileges on the DPM server. You must also have administrator privileges if you are using an Exchange 2007 Hub server.

To configure DPM to use an SMTP server that does not require authentication

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, on the Action menu, click Options.

  2. In the Options dialog box, on the SMTP Server tab, type the SMTP server name, the SMTP server port, and the e-mail address you want to display in the From box of the e-mail messages that DPM sends.

    The e-mail address in the From box must be a valid e-mail address on the SMTP server.

  3. To test the SMTP server settings, click Send Test E-mail, type the e-mail address to where you want DPM to send the test message, and then click OK.

To configure DPM to use an SMTP server that requires authentication

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, on the Actions menu, click Options to display the Options dialog box.

  2. On the SMTP Server tab, type the SMTP server name, the SMTP server port, and the e-mail address you want to display.

  3. In the Authenticated SMTP server area, type a user name and password in the appropriate boxes.

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    The User Name must be the domain user name (for example, domain\user name). The From address must be the SMTP address of the user.

  4. To test the SMTP server settings, click Send Test E-mail, type the e-mail address where you want DPM to send the test message, and then click OK.

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