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email confirmations for backups

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I don't have exchange running on the server and I need to set up email confirmations on the status of the backups on server 2008.
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by:Joseph Tshiteya
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You will need to configure an SMTP relay host in your backup software.  At some point in time, Google had an open SMTP relay host but I don't know if that is still the case.  What you can also do is install the SMTP server on your backup server (not recommended but can be done) and then configure your backup application to use the local SMTP relay.
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by:ktaczala
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Use:
setup an account on gmail
smtp.gmail.com port 587
authentication gmail account & password
May need TLS enabled
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Thanks for your help. I found an email client called sendemail and it worked out for me.
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