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Send Orion alert emails using Office 365 and Outlook

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Created by Aileen de Lara_ret, last modified by carolyn.mazenko on Jul 10, 2018

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This article provides steps to configure alerts to send email using an Office 365 or Outlook SMTP server. 


  • NPM 11.5 and later
  • SAM 6.2.4 and later


Confirm the following conditions:

  • Port 25 on your SolarWinds server is open for SSL/TLS.
  • A self-signed certificate has been issued to the SMTP server, using its fully-qualified domain name (FQDN).


Configure your SolarWinds server as indicated in the following procedure:

  1. Import the self-signed certificate from your SMTP server to Trusted Root Certification Authorities certificate store on your SolarWinds server. See article on Trusted Root Certification Authorities Certificate Store from the Microsoft website.
  2. Navigate to the Orion Webconsole > Settings > All Settings > Manage Alerts, edit the Alert to which you wish to add the E-mail action:

          a. In the Trigger Actions Tab, click Add Action, select Send an E-Mail / Page, click CONFIGURE ACTION.

          b. In the 'Name of action' field type an appropriate label for the action, In the To Field Type in your Office 365 / Outlook Email address.

          c. Expand the Sender Details section, type in any E-mail Address in the Reply Address field.

          d. In the SMTP Server section do the Following:

  • Hostname or IP Address of your Office 365 / Outlook SMTP Server
  • SMTP Port Number: 25
  • Enable SSL and Enable This SMTP Server requires Authentication
  • UserName enter your Office 365 / Outlook Email Address, and Password type in your Pass



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