Configuring Email Notification Settings

You can specify email notification settings for automated delivery of backup job results. To connect an SMTP server that will be used for sending email notifications:

  1. Click the Settings icon at the top right corner of the RHV backup proxy web console, and select Appliance Settings.

  2. Switch to the E-mail settings tab.
  3. Select the Enable e-mail notifications check box.
  4. In the SMTP server field, enter the full DNS name or IP address of the SMTP server. All email notifications (including test messages) will be sent by this SMTP server.
  5. Click Advanced to specify an account that will be used when authenticating against the SMTP server and to configure other connection settings.

In the Advanced SMTP Settings window:

  1. In the SMTP Port field, specify a communication port for SMTP traffic. The default SMTP port is 25.
  2. For an SMTP server with SSL/TLS support, select the Connect using SSL check box to enable SSL data encryption.
  3. If your SMTP server requires authentication, select the This SMTP server requires authentication check box and specify credentials that will be used to connect to the SMTP server.
  4. Click OK.
  1. In the From field, enter an email address of the notification sender. This email address will be displayed in the From field of notifications.
  2. In the To field, enter an email address of a recipient. Use a semicolon to separate multiple recipient addresses.
  3. In the Subject field, specify a subject for notifications. You can use the following runtime variables:
  • %JobName% — a backup job name.
  • %JobResult% — a backup job result.
  • %ObjectCount% — the number of VMs in a backup job.
  1. Choose whether you want to receive email notifications in case backup jobs complete successfully, complete with warnings or complete with errors.
  1. Select the Suppress notifications until the last retry check box to receive a notification about the final job status. If you do not enable this option, the RHV backup proxy will send one notification per every job retry.
  2. Click Apply.


Veeam Backup for RHV allows you to send a test message to check whether you have configured the settings correctly. To do that, click Test message. A test message will be sent to the specified email address.

Configuring E-mail Settings