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NMIS provides the capability to notify users when various events are detected.  The main method of nofication notification is using email, but many others are available.


ConfigurationDescriptionRegular SMTP ServerGMail SMTP ServerOffice 365 SMTP Server
mail_combineDo you want to combine emails for each email target?true
mail_fromEmail address you want to use for NMIS
mail_serverThe mail FQDN or IP

Should we use IPv4 or IPv6 to connect (IPv6 will only
work if you have end to end IPv6 connectivity)

mail_server_portThe TCP port to use for connection25587587
mail_use_tlsShould the TLS protocol be usedfalsetruetrue
mail_use_saslShould the SASL protocol be usedfalsefalsefalse
mail_userThe username to login with, blank for nothing
mail_passwordThe password to login with, blank for nothing
mail_domaindomainname domain name to use for


Once you have configured your email server, it is best to test it. To begin, login log in to your NMIS server:


  • Navigate to the admin directory – cd /usr/local/nmis8/admin/
    • Run the file – ./ 
      • this will send an email to the Contact configured as Contact1
      • If there was any error you can debug it with ./ debug=true