Changing Pentaho’s Default Email Server to a Gmail Account

Since we use gmail for our company email, we found it to be a bit trickier to enter the information through Enterprise Console unless you update your password.  To get around this, we edited the serverbiserver-eepentaho-solutionssystemsmtp-emailemail_config.xml file as shown below.  Make note to change it to your own email and password.

 

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?> 

<email-smtp>

<!– The values within <properties> are passed directly to the JavaMail API.

For a list of valid properties see http://java.sun.com/products/javamail/javadocs/index.html –>

<properties>

<!– This is the address of your SMTP email server for sending email. e.g. smtp.pentaho.org –>

<mail.smtp.host>smtp.gmail.com</mail.smtp.host>

<!–  This is the port of your SMTP email server. Usually this is 25. For GMail this is 587 –>

<mail.smtp.port>587</mail.smtp.port>

<!–  The transport for accessing the email server. Usually this is smtp. For GMail this is smtps –>

<mail.transport.protocol>smtp</mail.transport.protocol>

<!–  Usually this is ‘false’. For GMail it is ‘true’ –>

<mail.smtp.starttls.enable>true</mail.smtp.starttls.enable>

<!– Set to true if the email server requires the sender to authenticate –>

<mail.smtp.auth>true</mail.smtp.auth>

<!–  This is true if the email server requires an SSL connection. Usually ‘false’. For GMail this is ‘true’ –>

<mail.smtp.ssl>true</mail.smtp.ssl>

<!–  Output debug information from the JavaMail API –>

<mail.debug>false</mail.debug>

<!– For GMail this is ‘false’ –>

<mail.smtp.quitwait>false</mail.smtp.quitwait>

</properties>

<!– This is the address of your POP3 email server for receiving email. e.g. pop.pentaho.org –>

<!– It is currently not used –>

<mail.pop3/>

<!– This is the default ‘from’ address that emails from the Pentaho BI Platform will appear to come from e.g. joe.pentaho@pentaho.org –>

<mail.from.default>system@datamensional.com</mail.from.default>

<!– This is the user id used to connect to the email server for sending email

It is only required if email-authenticate is set to true

This is never sent or shown to anyone –>

<mail.userid>system@datamensional.com</mail.userid>

<!– This is the password used to connect to the email server for sending email

It is only required if email-authenticate is set to true

This is never sent or shown to anyone –>

<mail.password>password</mail.password>

</email-smtp>

 

In the Admin/Enterprise Console, it should look something like this:

default email address:  system@datamensional.com

User ID:  system@datamensional.com

SMTP Host:  smtp.gmail.com

SMTP Port:  587

SMTP Protocol:  smtp

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