Documentation forKiwi CatTools

Secondary Mail Server Properties

To set secondary mail server email options:

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

Alternative mail servers

CatTools can have an alternate mail server set up that is used should the primary server fail to connect. If the primary server is not selected for use, the mailer always uses the secondary server.

  • If the mailer is unable to connect to the primary server when it attempts to send messages, it immediately tries to connect to the secondary server.
  • If a connection is lost while the mailer is sending mail to the primary server, the mailer does not immediately retry the connection. Instead it waits for the designated send interval and tries to connect to the primary server again.

Use this server

Allows you to enable or disable the use of this server when CatTools sends email.

Server Name / Address

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


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


The timeout value for CatTools when trying to connect to the target SMTP server, in seconds. The default timeout value is 30. If you have a bad connection to your mail server, SolarWinds recommends 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 secondary mail server. Email messages to the Errors and Reports/Stats addresses are sent.