Using Gmail SMTP For Nagios Notification Sending

When using Gmail for SMTP, a few extra steps are required.

First, if you are a G Suite user (that is to say, you're using Gmail but have an email address on their service as opposed to an address), visit this page and configure the SMTP Relay Service like this:

Of course, if you happen to have a static public IP address on your NEMS server, go ahead and enable IP filtering for even more security.

Then, visit this page and enable “Allow users to manage their access to less secure apps”.

Now that you've done that, or if you are not a G Suite user, you'll need to enable the setting for “less secure apps” here:

  • usage/nagios-gmail-smtp.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/02/04 11:35
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