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Configuring SendMail to use username and password authentication

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Question

How do I configure SendMail to use username/password authentication?

Answer

At some locations, emails are relayed using the authentication method specified by the SMTP server. In NPS 4.6.2 and later, SendMail can be configured to send emails from the NPS system using a username and password. To do so, edit the /nz/data/config/sendMail.cfg file, changing the values for login.usernameand login.password, and setting the login.method to 1.  Then copy a backup of/nz/data/config/sendMail.cfg to /nz/support/etc/.

The following is a sample of the sendMail.cfg file:


#
# Configuration parameters for sendMail program.
  
# Mail server name and port
  
mailServer.name = mailservername or IP address
mailServer.port = 25
  
# Note: Uncomment and set the entries below to enable authentication based on username, password and authentication method.
# Login information
  
login.username  = Mailuser
login.password  = Mailuser123
  
# Login method of mail server
# Enter value as
# 1 for AUTH LOGIN
# Note: User authentication will not be done, if above value is not provided
  
login.method    = 1
  
# Sender information
  
sender.name= "NPS Event Manager"
sender.address  = eventsender@domainname.com
  
# Other
# Note: Valid separators between multiple mail addresses are ',' or ';'
  
cc              =


There is no need to restart any services after changing the sendMail.cfg file for changes to take effect.

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Historical Number

NZ214026

Document Information

Modified date:
17 October 2019

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