Email notification settings
Email notification settings
Note  The following information is for server administrators.
You can configure FileMaker Server to send an email notification when errors or warnings are detected or when a scheduled task is completed.
To specify email notifications settings, click the General Settings > Email Notifications tab.
Do this
Enter the SMTP configuration information for the email server
For SMTP Information:
From Address: Enter the email address of the sender.
Reply-To Address: Enter the email address that users can reply to after receiving an error or warning email from FileMaker Server. For example, the email address of the FileMaker Server administrator.
SMTP Server Address: Enter an IP address (example: or a host name (example:
Port: The port number required to connect to the SMTP server. The default port number is 25.
Select an SMTP Authentication type or leave None selected:
None: None is selected by default. With None, clients log in anonymously. Typically, anonymous access is only recommended for an internal SMTP server that does not accept incoming Internet mail.
Plain Text: Plain text authentication using LOGIN mechanism.
CRAM-MD5: Challenge-Response Authentication Mechanism-Message Digest 5 authentication to encrypt the password for the SMTP mail server.
If you selected Plain Text or CRAM-MD5 as the SMTP Authentication type:
You can select Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to use SSL data encryption when FileMaker Server connects to the SMTP email server. If you select this option, the port number is automatically changed to 465.
If the email server requires a STARTTLS command to support SSL connections, select Use Transport Layer Security (TLS). The port number automatically changes to 587.
Note  Contact your email administrator to find out whether authentication is required and what type is used.
User: Enter the user name required to log in to the SMTP server.
Password: Enter the user’s password.
Test your SMTP settings
Click Test SMTP Settings. Enter an email address in the dialog box to send a test message.
If the test fails, check your SMTP settings or the email address, and follow the instructions of any message you receive.
Enable email notifications
For Notification Settings:
Select Send email notifications to and enter the email addresses for users who will be notified.
Specify email addresses separated by commas.
Specify whether the email messages will be sent only when FileMaker Server detects errors or detects warnings or errors.
Each schedule can be enabled to send email notification when the schedule completes. Each schedule can have its own set of email addresses, but all email notifications use the same SMTP settings. See Naming the schedule and sending email notifications.
The SMTP configuration settings you specify on the General Settings > Email Notifications tab do not affect the SMTP configuration settings you specify in FileMaker Pro for a Send Mail script step in FileMaker scripts.
Related topics 
Creating, editing, duplicating, and deleting a schedule