Email Alerts

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by Sbelew, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. Sbelew

    Sbelew Network Guru Member

    Has anyone received an Email Alert from their NSLU2? I haven't, but was wondering if there was a way to even test this feature. I have had a few scheduled events not run as scheduled, and have not been notified.
  2. ajnodine

    ajnodine Network Guru Member

    yup it works! but it seemed useless to me so I turned it off.
  3. Sbelew

    Sbelew Network Guru Member

    What did it email you about? I would like to see mine email me something just so I know it is working.
  4. ajnodine

    ajnodine Network Guru Member

    Short emails about restarts and formatind disks. I'll turn it on and post one in a couple days to show you.
    Outlook sent it to the junk mail mail folder :lol:
  5. gregh

    gregh Network Guru Member

    Here is a notice that the system is going to reboot
  6. Sbelew

    Sbelew Network Guru Member

    Mine has not emailed me once, for anything. Backups, shutdowns, anything. I feel left out..... joking. Anyway, my config is as follows;
    fixed IP address
    NEtwork Mask
    Gateway (this is the fixed IP address of my Linksys WTR54G
    and the DNS entries are the DNS of my ISP
    I have the send email alerts box checked and my email address as the first email, no second email address. I believe everything is setup correctly. I have unchecked the send email box, saved settings and rechecked it and resaved settings. I have also selected to have the unit restart at 6:30am for now to see if this feature is working. My firmware is 2.3R29
  7. TonyC

    TonyC Network Guru Member

    E-mail alerts...

    As to whom it may concern,

    Can you please give a full details and information to configure the E-mail alerts on the NSLU2 :?:

    I just want to know if the e-mail alert works on it :idea:
  8. jfritz

    jfritz Guest

    Emails may be blocked by your ISP

    I made an interesting discovery about the email notification feature that may shed light on the trouble people seem to have with it.

    I configured my notifications to go to both my work email as well as my home email w/ my home ISP. The work emails never arrived, but the home emails did!

    I think what is happening is that my ISP is blocking outgoing SMTP messages. Most ISPs don't want to be turned into spam-machines by unscrupulous customers, so they block SMTP messages from customer machines from leaving their network. However, the messages DO arrive internally at their mail server.

    Anyway, try configuring the Slug to send emails to your ISP email account, not something external. This may help (or may not, your mileage may vary).

    BTW, I did confirm with my ISP's customer service that they block outgoing SMTP that's not sent from their mail server.
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