Documentation forKiwi CatTools

Primary Mail Server Properties in Kiwi CatTools

To set primary mail server email options in CatTools:

  1. Go to Options > Setup.
  2. Select the Email tab.
  3. Select the Primary Mail Server Properties tab.

You can set an alternate mail server to be used should the primary server fail to connect. For more information, see Secondary Mail Server Properties.

Use this server

This check option allows you to enable or disable the use of this server when CatTools sends email.

Server Name / Address

Enter the name or IP address of the target SMTP server where you want CatTools to send e-mail notifications.


Enter the port used by the target SMTP server. The default value is 25.


This is the timeout value for CatTools to wait when trying to connect to the target SMTP server, in seconds. The default value is 30. If you have a bad connection to your mail server, SolarWinds recommend that you use a local SMTP relay application.


Some SMTP servers require you to authenticate before sending your e-mail, especially remote ISPs or relay servers. Most SMTP servers do not require authentication and so you can leave these values blank. Remember not to confuse SMTP sending with POP3 receiving, which always requires username/password authentication.

  • Type

    CatTools can be set to use no authentication, SMTP AUTH, or POP before send.

  • Username

    The username for authentication.

  • Password

    The password for authentication.

  • POP Server Name

    The name or address of the POP server to use for authentication.

  • POP Port

    The port number of the POP server, normally 110.

  • Test Email

    Click the button to test the current e-mail settings against the primary mail server. Email messages to the Errors and Reports/Stats addresses are sent.