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I'm not sure I understand what it is referring to in the AlertMail Settings by the Term Sender Domain.


In trying to Enable iLO AlertMail it asks for:


Email Address

Sender Domain


SMTP Server



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The ILO forms the from address by using <HOSTNAME>@<SENDER DOMAIN>   The option threw me off at first, as it would typically be the same as the domain name under network settings, but th

Typically this sort of thing is meant to go to an internal mail server.  If you have it go directly to an internet mail server you'll need to be careful.  You're treading on "spammer" territory.  The

I tried wrestling this for a while, but all ways proven unsuccessful.   The only was I was able to get Alertmail to work with Gmail was to spin out a CentOS vm with Postfix.

The ILO forms the from address by using <HOSTNAME>@<SENDER DOMAIN>


The option threw me off at first, as it would typically be the same as the domain name under network settings, but they have provided the option to give an alternate domain name if it conflicts with your email server.


So if your ILO's hostname is MX12345678 and you place a sender domain of "mycompany.com". ILO will generate the from address as MX12345678@mycompany.com

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You can have a lot of fun with stuff like this JM. You can substitute almost anything for the Domain: e.g. MyServerScrewedUp.Again :)

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Good topic! I am working on the same thing. When my server was in the lab at work, iLo used the mail server in the lab to communicate. At home I don't use a mail server. I know there are email forwarding services and some isp's will work with iLo. Hopefully, some others have come up with solutions.

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Does iLO allow for non-standard ports for SMTP? Many ISPs don't allow outbound port 25 but, if iLO will let you specify alternate ports, you likely could get it to work with your own ISP.

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I got distracted, I should be able to put a little time in this week.

Gmail appears to allow relay, but only for a business account.

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Typically this sort of thing is meant to go to an internal mail server.  If you have it go directly to an internet mail server you'll need to be careful.  You're treading on "spammer" territory.  The server's just going to connect to the server you put in on the port you specifiy and say "HELO" (that's not a typo), Im "<servername>@<domain.com>" and I want to send an email to "<user>@<otherdomain.com>" .  No authentication or anything.  If the receiving server isn't ok with that, it decides you're a spammer and error's out.


As you say above, google or other services may allow relay for "business" or hosted accounts, but the idea here is if you're doing business with them for "mydomain.com".  In this instance, they know you own "mydomain.com", so if your server connects to them and says "Im <servername>@<mydomain.com>" then they don't treat that as a spammer.

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Did anyone find a way round this?


Even my old DNS 2 bay NAS has the option for username and password so I can send the alerts from that through my ISPs SMTP mail server...

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