Configuring the server to send mail notifications

To be able to schedule report notifications, you must first configure the BigFix Inventory server to send mail notifications.

Before you begin

An icon representing a user. You must be an Administrator to perform this task.


  1. Log in to BigFix Inventory.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click Management > Mail Settings.
  3. Specify the SMTP server to which you want to have the email notifications sent.
    Important: The SMTP port must be open for communication with BigFix Inventory.
  4. Choose the port through which you want to have the email notifications sent.
  5. Optional: To have the email encrypted, select Use STARTTLS.
  6. Specify the domain through which you access the BigFix server.
  7. Choose the authentication method.
  8. In the From address field, specify the address that is displayed as the sender of the email.
  9. Optional: To check whether you correctly configured mail settings, click Send Test Email.
  10. To save the configuration, click Save.

What to do next

You can now schedule report notifications to be sent automatically.