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Primary Mail Server Properties

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To set primary mail server email options, choose Options >??Setup > Email >??Primary Mail Server Properties.

The following options are available:

Use this server:

This check option allows you to enable or disable the use of this server when CatTools sends email.

Server Name / Address:

Enter the name or IP address of the target SMTP server where you want CatTools to send e-mail notifications.

SMTP Port:

Enter the port used by the target SMTP server. It defaults to 25.

Timeout:

This is the timeout value for CatTools to wait when trying to connect to the target SMTP server, in seconds. It defaults to 30. If you have a bad connection to your mail server, we recommend that you use a local SMTP relay application. We recommend MailDirect from: http://www.ocloudsoft.com.

Authentication:

Some SMTP servers require you to authenticate before sending your e-mail, especially remote ISPs or relay servers. Most SMTP servers do not require authentication and so you can leave these values blank. Remember not to confuse SMTP sending with POP3 receiving (which always requires username/password authentication).

Type: CatTools can be set to use no authentication, SMTP AUTH, or POP before send.

Username: The username for authentication.

Password: The password for authentication

POP Server Name: The name or address of the POP server to use for authentication.

POP Port: The port number of the POP server, normally 110.

Test Email: Click the button to test the current e-mail settings against the primary mail server. Email messages to the Errors and Reports/Stats addresses are sent.

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