I was recently asked – if you want to receive email reports in BackupAssist, but don’t have access to a SMTP server, how can you do it?
A possible solution is to use Gmail. You can use smtp.gmail.com to send emails to different domains.
To set this all up:
- Register for your free Gmail account
- In BackupAssist, set up the email server parameters (from the Global options tab) as follows:
Emails come from this person: firstname.lastname@example.org
SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com
Connection type: SSL/TLS
- For each job that you want to send out notifications, add a Report Notification to send to your designated email account. It can be on a different domain to gmail.com.
Note: when I tried this process last year, I recall I had to enable POP forwarding to get the smtp server to allow the connection. However, today when I tried on my account, I disabled POP forwarding and was still able to send.