Email notifications



  • Is there a way that an admin can setup so that pfsense sends an email to a certain address whenever a certain user makes any changes?  For example, when user "a" adds a name to Captive Portal MAC passthrough list, that i get an email?

    Also, setting up the email notifications.. cant seem to do it with my email which is hosted by 1and1.com  has anyone else had any luck ?



  • Ive now managed to get the notifications working via email, well at least i got the test email.

    How do i setup other notifications?  i can't see where it is that i do that.



  • Maybe i have posted this in the wrong area? cause i am sure alot of people do know how to do this..  Specifically i need to know how to:

    Have pfsense email me a notification when a certain user does a particular thing, like:  I get an email when user "B"  adds an entry or edits an entry on the Captive Portal Mac Passthrough page.. how can i set this up please?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    This isn't yet possible using the built-in notification system.

    Could maybe hack something together but it's not possible "out of the box".



  • Ah ok, thanks for the reply.. what exactly can the built in notification system do then?  the only thing i see is that it can email me the RRD graphs..

    Anyone on here know how to hack something together to do what i am wanting to do?

    Thanks in advance


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    The base system smtp notifications currently things like:

    • Anything that results in a system notification in the GUI – ssh keys, filter rules failing to load, xmlrpc sync errors, etc.
    • Notify when a gateway goes down
    • Notify when a dyndns IP changes (on 2.1)
    • Notify about firmware update progress

    It can be extended in the future but at the moment that's about it.



  • Ok, thanks for your reply!



  • @luke240778:

    Is there a way that an admin can setup so that pfsense sends an email to a certain address whenever a certain user makes any changes?  For example, when user "a" adds a name to Captive Portal MAC passthrough list, that i get an email?

    Also, setting up the email notifications.. cant seem to do it with my email which is hosted by 1and1.com  has anyone else had any luck ?

    Is there any way to have pfSense send me an SMS text, or email when a user logs in to OpenVPN?  This would be very helpful for me.


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