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Add an action to send an email message

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This feature is available only in the licensed version.

You can add an action to send an email message to one or more recipients. Details from the syslog message and other syslog statistics can be included in the email subject line or the message body.

Before Kiwi Syslog Server can send email, you must configure email options.

  1. Choose File > Setup to open the Kiwi Syslog Server Setup dialog box.
  2. Add or locate the rule that the action applies to.
  3. Right-click the Actions node below the rule, and choose Add Action.
  4. Replace the default name with a descriptive name. (The name does not have to be unique.)
  5. From the Action menu, select E-mail message.

  6. Specify the following options.

    E-mail Recipients Enter one or more email recipients. Separate multiple email addresses with commas.
    E-mail From Enter the From email address. If you are using secured email (SSL or TLS), the From email address entered here must match the From email address entered in E-mail setup options.
    E-mail Subject Specify the message subject. Only one line is allowed. Click Insert message content or counter to include a variable.
    E-mail Message

    Specify the message body. Multiple lines are allowed. Click Insert message content or counter to include variables.

    If the message will be sent to a pager, you can leave the message blank because it will not be included.

    The Max message length option can be used to limit the amount of data sent in the message body. If you have used the variable %MsgText in the message body and a large syslog message arrives, it may be too large to send via e-mail. You can limit the message body length to a more manageable length.

    E-mail Delivery Options Specify the Importance, Priority, or Sensitivity of messages sent by this action.
    Expand <013><010> in message

    Select this option to expand any carriage return and line feed characters that have previously been replaced with <013> and <010>.

    If the Replace non printable characters with <ascii value="value"/> option is selected in the Modifiers setup options, any CR and LF characters appearing in the syslog message are replaced. Expanding these characters again when the message is emailed can make the text more readable.

    Max subject length Enter the maximum number of characters in the subject line, or leave blank to remove the limit.
    Max message length

    Enter the maximum number of characters in the message body, or leave blank to remove the limit.

    If you used the variable %MsgText in the message body and a large syslog message arrives, it could be too large to send via email. Use this option to limit the message body length to ensure that the message can be sent.

  7. (Optional) Test the action.
  8. Click Apply to save the action.
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17:33, 2 Mar 2017

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