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The following procedure shows you how to create an e-mail notification channel in System Center Essentials 2010. These channels then can be configured to deliver notifications based on your specifications. The types of notification channels supported in Essentials 2010 are e-mail, instant messages, text messages, and commands.

To enable an e-mail notification channel

  1. In the Essentials console, click the Administration button.

  2. In the Administration pane, click Notifications, and then click Channels. In the Tasks pane, click New, and then click E-Mail (SMTP)….

    You can also choose to enable other types of notification channels, such as instant messaging, text messaging, or commands, by selecting the option when you click New.
  3. When the E-Mail Notification Channel wizard opens, provide a name and description for this channel or accept the default settings and click Next. Click the Email tab, and then select the Enable email notification check box.

  4. In the SMTP servers area, click Add to display the Add SMTP server dialog box.

  5. Type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server, type the port number, select the authentication method, and then click OK.

  6. Type the Return Address that should appear on e-mail notifications, and then in the Retry interval list, select the number of minutes to wait before trying to resend a notification to the primary SMTP server.

  7. In the Default email notification format area, specify the Email subject and Email message with wildcard parameters such as $Alert Source$ and $Alert Description$, and then specify the encoding type. You can click Placeholder for a full list of available variables.

  8. Click OK to return to the Essentials console.

See Also

About Notifications in System Center Essentials


How to Create and Configure the Notification Action Account

Other Resources

How to Configure Notifications

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