How to Configure Alerts

Alerts allow you to be promptly notified when an event occurs that requires attention.

To configure alerts:

  1. Open the Alerts tab of the Options dialog box by doing one of the following:
    • From the Status panel, select the Alerts link in the CAM Access Points section.
    • Select Tools > Options, then select the Alerts tab.
  2. Select the Send email alerts check box if it isn't already checked.
  3. In the Send alert to box, specify the email address where you want to send alerts. The email address should be one that is checked frequently.
  4. In the From address box, specify the email address where the alert originates, and to which recipients of the alert can respond.
  5. In the SMTP server box, specify a valid SMTP Server address for outgoing messages.

    If your email service provider requires additional information, select More Settings to open the More Email Settings dialog box.

  6. Make sure the check boxes next to all the access points you use are selected.
  7. Select Test or OK. If you select Test, you'll receive a test message at the email address you specify. You can delete the test message.
By default, access point availability is checked every hour, on the hour. The Work Queue is checked every hour at five minutes past the top of the hour. You can change how often to check access point and Work Queue availability using the Task Scheduler, which is a System Tools accessory that ships with Windows.