You can setup NovaBACKUP with Email Notification even if you do not have your own email server to utilize. You can utilize Gmail or Yahoo Mail's SMTP server easily in NovaBACKUP's Email Notification area. SMTP is the server used for outgoing mail only.
Load NovaBACKUP and click on the top left of the program where the large circle NovaStor logo button is, this will take you to a menu of items, select "Default Settings". After Default Settings comes up click on the "Notification" tab. Choose which level of email reporting to utilize including "Attach log file in E-mail" and possibly "Always" for the level of reporting. Next, click on the "E-mail Settings" button" and fill in all of the email server details for Gmail.com or Yahoo.com's SMTP server settings accordingly to utilize one of those two servers are your outbound sending mail server (SMTP).
Gmail SMTP server settings
- Gmail SMTP server name: smtp.gmail.com
- Gmail SMTP username: your Gmail address
- Gmail SMTP password: your password
- Gmail SMTP port: 465
NOTE: Google made a change to the way the security works for "less secure applications", including NovaBACKUP. If you want to use a Gmail.com account for your NovaBACKUP SMTP server setting you will first have to log on to your Gmail account via the website and read the recent email that should have come to you regarding someone attempting to log on to your Gmail account (in this case NovaBACKUP's own "Test Email Settings" button function was actually who tried to "log on" to your account). The email content should look like this in your Gmail account that you were trying to setup for NovaBACKUP SMTP, if you don't have the email that is okay you can use the URL below to make that account change once logged in to Gmail by reading that example email message below:
Google Account: sign-in attempt blocked
If this was you You can switch to an app made by Google such as Gmail to access your account (recommended) or change your settings at https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps so that your account is no longer protected by modern security standards.
Follow the URL above to change your own Gmail account that you are trying to get working in NovaBACKUP for the SMTP server setting to enable the Gmail option to TURN ON "Access for less secure apps" in order for this Gmail account to work for NovaBACKUP Notifications.
Yahoo SMTP server settings
- Yahoo! SMTP server address: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
- Yahoo! SMTP user name: your Yahoo! Mail account
- Yahoo! SMTP password: your Yahoo! Mail password
- Yahoo! SMTP port: 465
Other SMTP server settings
These Email Notification settings that you enter in to the "Default Settings" area will only apply automatically to NEWLY created Backup/Copy/Disaster Recovery jobs, (they will not affect Virtual Dashboard created VM backup jobs).
To use Email Notification with any existing jobs you will have to open that job and then click "Settings" and then click "Notification" tab and utilize the above settings to enter them again and save that job.
If you do not want to have to enter the Email Notification settings in to each job again then you can recreate your job(s) if you set the Email Notification in the "Default Settings" area before doing so, those email settings will apply automatically for those jobs based on your "Default Settings" Notification configuration.