Notificcations will not work
I go to System -> Advanced -> Notifications
to set up basic admin notices via email
I leave Disable SMTP unchecked
email server is my smtp email setting = smtpauth.earthlink.net
smtp port = 25
from block is home-pfsense@local
notification email is my email address as well as notification email user auth
notification email pw is entered correctly (2x)
auth mechanisim is PLAIN ( as in my email client (Thunderbird) is configured
I click on Test SMTP settings and nothing happens
I tried all 3 of my email accounts setting them as pop and imap. nothing goes
What am I missing? Do I need to install sendmail or something else? Is there a setting in another place I am missing?
I am stumped. If someone can assist I'd really appreciate it
w0w last edited by
What is "From e-mail address" field? Try to put there same e-mail which is registered on smtpauth.earthlink.net
w0w - I tried that, just did not document in my post sorry.
I just found the error in the system.log It states:
Error:550 Please configure your mail client to use authentication"
After reviewing the system.log after each attempt, it finally went though What an experiment of frustration.
Suggestion to the developers: Maybe include a logic tree of what logs handle what information?
Thanks again w0w for your assistance
JorgeOliveira last edited by
Which version of pfSense are you using?
Here are the stats on my install:
Version 2.3.1-RELEASE-p5 (amd64)
built on Thu Jun 16 12:53:15 CDT 2016
The system is on the latest version.
CPU Type Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
2 CPUs: 1 package(s) x 1 core(s) x 2 HTT threads
Uptime 1 Day 00 Hour 29 Minutes 15 Seconds
Sun Jun 26 16:11:26 EDT 2016
I went through and double checked all my settings. I discovered that the "From" line was causing the problem.
I had to create an email for each pfsense box (used alias accounts) that was recognized by our mailserver.
So, for one pfsense box I created an alias email of " office-1-pfsense@myemaildomain" and it worked fine
I then created alias accounts for each pfsense box I will put into production so I can easily recognize them in my emails
Thanks so much for all the comments and suggestions!!