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Hi all, im having an issue setting up alarms to multiple users, whether it be in the multiple users or distribution groups. I have found the following article that explans the problem with multiple email addressed, so i have tried an email distribution group yet the alerts triggers dont send the email to the apropriate members in the group. Any ideas?

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http://adminafterwork.com/2013/11/14/linux-based-vcenter-server-appliance-vcsa-bug-vcenter-email-notifications-sent-using-multiple-email-addresses-action-sending-notification-emails/
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Did you add two email addresses per alert ?
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Hi Andrew, intially yes then i delete it and created a single entry containing the security group. I'm able to receive emails to the distrubition group, but not when applying it to the actions in vcentre

thanks
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Hi Andrew, yes please that sounds like something id be intterested in investigating
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Okay, we've been using an exciting product called Solarwinds Alert Central

http://www.solarwinds.com/alertcentral.aspx

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and then

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enable POP3/IMAP on this mailbox.

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excellent thanks Andrew
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