Notifications settings

Notifications settings

Admin Console provides three methods to notify the server administrator: Admin Console notifications, local notifications and email notifications.

To view Admin Console notifications, click Notifications icon in the toolbar near the Sign Out command. When you have Admin Console notifications, a number with a blue background is displayed in the toolbar.

To view and specify notification settings, click the Configuration > Notifications tab.



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Enable local notifications

Set Local Notifications to Enabled.

Local notifications are displayed on the machine where Admin Console is running. Local notifications appear even when Admin Console is not in the foreground.

Send email notifications when FileMaker Server detects errors

Set Send Email Notifications to Enabled.

When this setting is enabled, FileMaker Server sends email messages to the email address specified in the To Address field.

Note  Email notifications are sent when FileMaker Server detects errors only, not for warnings. FileMaker Server sends no email notifications for web publishing errors.

Configure SMTP settings for the email server

From Address: (Optional) Enter the email address of the sender.

Reply-To Address: (Optional) Enter the email address that users can reply to after receiving an error or warning email from FileMaker Server.

To Address: Enter the email address of the receiver.

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 (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.

Save your SMTP settings

Click Save SMTP Settings.