Optional: Setting up email notifications

You can configure IBM Cognos® to send Unica reports as email attachments. This task is optional.

Before you begin

Before you can set up email notifications, obtain the following information:
  • Host name or IP address of your SMTP server
  • User name and password for the account on that server
  • Email address for the default sender email

About this task

When an IBM Cognos® report is displayed in the Unica interface, the Cognos® Viewer toolbar in the window includes an option for sending the report as an attachment in an email.

To set up email notifications, complete the following steps.


  1. In the Cognos Configuration window, select Data Access > Notification.
  2. Specify the host name or IP address of the SMTP mail server and the port by using one of the following formats:
    • hostname:port
    • IPAddress:port
    For example, enter either serverX:25 or The default SMTP port is usually 25.
  3. To set the user name and password of the account, click in the Value column and click the pencil icon to open the Value dialog box.
  4. Specify the default sender by using the user@company.com format.