Configuring a Mail Server

Spectrum Technology Platform can send email alerts to notify you of important events. Email notifications can be sent as a result of conditions within dataflows and process flows, and when time-based licenses, databases, and other items are about to expire.

Spectrum Technology Platform does not have a built-in mail server, so in order to enable email notification you must configure it to use an external SMTP server.

  1. Open Spectrum Management Console.
  2. Navigate to System > Mail Server.
  3. In the Host field, enter the host name or IP address of the SMTP server you want to use to send email notifications.
  4. In the Port field, enter a port number or range to use for network communication between the Spectrum Technology Platform server and the SMTP server.
    The default port is 25.
  5. In the User name and Password fields, enter the credentials that the Spectrum Technology Platform server should use to authenticate with the SMTP server.
  6. In the From address field, enter the notification sender's email address.
  7. To confirm that you have correctly configured a mail server, you can send a test email. Enter the email address you want to send the test to in the Test address field then click Test.
  8. Click Save.
The Spectrum Technology Platform server is now connected to an SMTP server and can use that server to send notification email.

Example: Configuring a Mail Server

You have an SMTP server named You want to use this mail server to handle email notifications sent from the Spectrum Technology Platform server. You have created an account on the SMTP server called Spectrum123 with a password of Example123, and the email address for this account is

To configure notification with this information, you would complete the fields as follows:

From address
User name