Basically, the SMTP settings are configured when you create the first monitoring plan in the New monitoring plan wizard.

You can update notification settings at any time in the Settings Notifications. Review the following for additional information:

To modify SMTP Settings

Navigate to Default SMTP settings to review settings used to deliver email notifications, reports, etc., and click Modify to adjust them if necessary.

Option Description

SMTP server

Enter your SMTP server address. It can be your company's Exchange server or any public mail server (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo).

Port number

Specify your SMTP server port number.

Sender address

Enter the address that will appear in the From field.

NOTE: It is recommended to click Send Test Email. The system will send a test message to the specified email address and inform you if any problems are detected.

SMTP authentication

Select this checkbox if your mail server requires the SMTP authentication.

User name

Enter a user name for the SMTP authentication.


Enter a password for the SMTP authentication.

Use Secure Sockets Layer encrypted connection (SSL)

Select this checkbox if your SMTP server requires SSL to be enabled.

Use implicit SSL authentication

Select this checkbox if the implicit SSL mode is used, which means that an SSL connection is established before any meaningful data is sent.

Enforce certificate validation to ensure security

Select this checkbox if you want to verify security certificate on every email transmission.

NOTE: The option is not available for auditing User Activity as well Netwrix Auditor tools.

NOTE: You can configure Activity Summary frequency, format and delivery time for each monitoring plan individually. See Fine-Tune Your Plan and Edit Settings for more information.

After that, you can specify the recipient who will receive product activity and health summary emails.

To send summary emails and notifications about critical events

  1. Navigate to the Summary email recipient and click Modify.
  2. Specify recipient address:
    • To send to a single recipient, enter personal mailbox address.
    • To send to multiple recipients, make sure they are added to a distribution group, and enter the group address. Entering multiple individual addresses is not supported.

To learn more about product health, you can also navigate to the Health status tile in the main window. It will take you to the Health Status dashboard that contains information on the product activity and system health state. See Review Health Status Dashboard for more information.