Create Email Alert Notification Channel
I want to send alerts using Grafana, but I need to first create an alert notification channel.
In this lecture I will create a new channel for email alerts.
If you don't have an SMTP server available, you can install a local send only SMTP server on your Grafana server itself.
At the prompt, I choose Internet Site
After the install is finished, I need to configure the Postfix SMTP server.
I edit 2 values at the bottom being,
Then restart postfix
I can test the SMTP server sends emails using
Next to configure Grafana SMTP settings
Find the SMTP specific settings, uncomment and edit
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Go back into Grafana, into your new Email notification channel settings and try to send a test email.
Check your SPAM folder.
If you have trouble receiving emails at your email provider, then please see my SMTP Troubleshooting page in my Zabbix course at https://sbcode.net/zabbix/setup-smtp/#troubleshooting