SMTP Server

The SMTP Server page allows you to configure a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server. Once you configure an SMTP server, Nessus can email HTML scan results to the list of recipients that you specify in the scan settings.

The following table describes the SMTP Server fields:

Field Description
Host The SMTP server host.
Port The SMTP server port.
From (sender email) The email address that shows as the sender in the scan results email.
Encryption

The email encryption type:

  • No EncryptionNessus does not encrypt the email.

  • Force SSLNessus forces SSL encryption for the email.

  • Force TLSNessus forces TLS encryption for the email.

  • Use TLS if availableNessus uses TLS encryption if the receiving server is compatible.

Hostname (for email links) The hostname that shows for the sender host and port in the email.
Auth Method

The email authentication method:

  • NONENessus does not authenticate the email.

  • PLAINNessus secures the email with plain (username/password) authentication.

  • LOGINNessus secures the email with login authentication.

  • NTLMNessus secures the email with NTLM authentication.

  • CRAM-MD5Nessus secures the email with CRAM-MD5 authentication.