Minimum configuration needed to configure e-mail alerts


Nov 15, 2017
On a fresh install what is the simplest, cleanest, most beginner friendly way to setup e-mail alerts to a remote e-mail address?

(assuming a single node on a home LAN)
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Stoiko Ivanov

Proxmox Staff Member
Staff member
May 2, 2018
PVE usually has postfix installed as MTA.
* It's probably the easiest to configure it using your ISPs mail-servers as smarthost
* with `dpkg-reconfigure postfix` you should get asked a few questions - chose the appropriate answer and enter your ISPs mail-server as smarthost)
* set the email which should receive the mails as the email of user 'root@pam' (in the GUI->Datacenter->Permissions->Users)

should you need to authenticate with your ISP - google for postfix relay authentication - e.g.

Hope this helps!


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