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Enable Office-365 as a mail relay server

SolarWinds N-central can send email notifications to users and technicians to alert them when a device will be updated or rebooted. You can configure a mail relay server that SolarWinds N-central uses to send the email messages.

The Email Address used in SolarWinds N-central to send emails must match the account used to login to Office 365.

You can also configure SolarWinds N-central to use Office 365 as a relay server. Ensure that Office 365 is configured as a SMTP relay. For more information on setting up the Office 365 relay server, see the Microsoft TechNet website for instructions on setting up a multifunction device or application to send email using Office 365.

  1. Click Administration > Mail and Network Settings > SMTP Authentication.
  2. Select Use Mail Relay Server.
  3. Enter smtp.office365.com for the Mail Relay Server address.
  4. Enter 587 as the Port that the mail relay server uses for communicating with SolarWinds N-central.
  5. Select Enable Authentication.
  6. Select LOGIN from the Authentication Method drop-down menu.
  7. Enter and Save the login credentials that SolarWinds N-central will use to authenticate with the mail relay server.

When SolarWinds N-central sends notifications, it will use the configured email server.