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Enabling Sakai to both send and receive email requires setting a number of properties in In order to send mail Sakai requires the address (name or IP) of an external SMTP server that will accept mail from Sakai:

Sakai's SMTP server is Apache James for Sakai 10 and earlier and SubEthaSMTP from 11. Most sys admins prefer running a standard mailer like Postfix on port 25 and configuring it to forward requests to Sakai. You may also currently have a mailer service running on port 25 (Linux usually has it running by default). So consider setting Sakai's SMTP service to run on a different port (e.g., 8025) in order to avoid conflicts.

To enable Sakai to receive mail you'll need to set the following properties:

# flag to enable or disable SMTP service for incoming email (true | false)

# dns addresses used by SMTP service for incoming email. (only supported on versions <= Sakai 10)

# SMTP port on which incoming SMTP service listens.  
# Recommend running on 8025, and using a standard mailer on 25 to forward mail to Sakai.
# Default=25.

Additional settings can be enabled to add support emails for a variety of tasks.

# Email support address used in incoming email rejection messages.
# A variation on this that's used in some places instead of the one above! Best to set both of them
#To change the postmaster address in general
# Email address to send errors caught by the portal, and user bug reports in response.

# Email address used as the "from" address for any email sent by Worksite Setup tool or Site Info tool.

# Send an email to the user when the user is added.

#For msgcntr notifications
#Whether or not to send the real address as msgcntr notifications
msgcntr.notification.user.real.from=true (false)
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