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Changing the email server on Windows

Introduction

On Windows, Funnelback uses the third-party tool blat to send email to the administrator at the end of each update. During the Funnelback installation, it is possible to skip the configuration of this mail client and you may wish to configure it at a later date.

Configuring blat

To configure blat to send mail, follow their syntax guide; in a command window, enter:

blat -installSMTP SMTP-server from-email-address

For example, if your mail (SMTP) server was called mail.company.com and you wanted email sent from funnelback-admin@company.com then run:

blat -installSMTP mail.company.com funnelback-admin@company.com

Extra options

You can specify extra options, like the number of retries or the SMTP port:

blat -installSMTP mail.company.com funnelback-admin@company.com 1 25

A dash '-' can be set to use default values. In this example the number of retries is set to 3 and the default SMTP port (25) will be used:

blat -installSMTP mail.company.com funnelback-admin@company.com 3 -

SMTP authentication

If your SMTP server requires authentification, you must use the -u and -pw options, and specify to set these options for the default profile using a dash. The following example configure SMTP authentication for the default profile, with 3 retries and using SMTP port 587 (Note the dash between the port number and the username) :

blat -installSMTP mail.company.com funnelback-admin@company.com 3 587 - -u login -pw password

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