How do I set up email notifications on my QNAP NAS?

Setting up Email Notifications on QNAP NAS


Setting up email notifications on your QNAP NAS can help you stay updated on important events and alerts. Below, I will guide you through the steps to configure email notifications on your QNAP NAS using the Control Panel.

Step 1: Accessing the Control Panel

1. Launch your web browser and enter the IP address of your QNAP NAS to access its login page.
2. Enter your credentials to log in to the QNAP NAS administration interface.
3. Once logged in, locate and click on the "Control Panel" shortcut.

Step 2: Configuring Email Notifications

1. In the Control Panel, navigate to the "Notifications" section.
2. Click on "Notifications" to open the Email Notification settings.
3. Select the "General Settings" tab.
4. In the "Sender's Info" section, enter the email address from which you want the notifications to be sent. You can also customize the sender's name.
5. In the "SMTP Server" section, enter the SMTP server address of your email provider. This information can usually be found on their website or by contacting their support.
6. Enter the port number through which your email provider's SMTP server communicates. Common ports for SMTP are 25, 465 (SSL/TLS), or 587 (STARTTLS).
7. If your email provider requires authentication, enable the "SMTP Authentication" option and provide your email credentials.
8. Test the email settings by clicking on the "Test" button. QNAP NAS will send a test email to the configured email address.

Step 3: Configuring Event Notification Filters

1. Click on the "Event" tab in the Email Notification settings.
2. Enable the checkboxes for the events you want to receive email notifications for. For example, you can select alerts for system warnings, disk usage warnings, or network service failures.
3. Configure the frequency of email notifications by specifying the interval under the "Rules" section.

Step 4: Saving and Testing the Settings

1. Once you have configured all the settings, click on the "Apply" button to save the changes.
2. To ensure that the email notifications are working correctly, perform a manual test. For example, you can disconnect and reconnect a network cable to trigger a network service failure notification.


By following the steps above, you can easily set up email notifications on your QNAP NAS. This will enable you to receive important alerts and stay informed about the events happening on your NAS device. Regularly reviewing email notifications can help you address any issues promptly and ensure the smooth operation of your QNAP NAS.

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