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Veeam | kb2704

How to configure Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows email notifications for Gmail

Last update date:

8/13/2020

Affected products:

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Affected releases:

ALL

Fixed releases:

No fixed releases provided.

Description:

Challenge

This article describes how to configure Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows email notifications for Gmail account.

Cause

In some rare cases the ‘Access for less secure apps’ may need to be turned on > https://support.google.com/a/answer/6260879?hl=enThe following Gmail KB-article contains more details regarding SMTP settings which should be used > https://support.google.com/a/answer/176600?hl=enOnce everything is done, feel free to send a test message and make sure that everything is set up properly to finish the configuration.

Solution

Follow the steps below to configure email notification in a desirable way.1. Open Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows GUI and go to the ‘Setting’ tab.2. Tick the ‘Enable email notifications’ check box and click on the ‘Configure and test’ link.3. Fill all the fields and type your email account with its password.4.Click on ‘Show SMTP settings’ once you fill all the info.Use Gmail SMTP connection details to set it up.SMTP server DNS name or IP address – smtp.gmail.com    Port – 587Username – your Gmail user name like ‘your_email_address@gmail.com’Ensure that the ‘Use secure connection (SSL/TLS)’ checkbox is checked.

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