How to Change SMTP Mail Server Configuration Settings after installing ABBYY Timeline

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How to Change SMTP Mail Server Configuration Settings after installing ABBYY Timeline

 

Answer

The SMTP mail server is configured during the ABBYY Timeline installation. You can change your mail server settings later using the TimelinePI.xml configuration file. 

To change mail server configuration settings, perform the following actions: 

 Note. To perform all activities below, you must be a system administrator of the computer.

        2) Stop the timelinepi service using the Services snap-in, or open a Command Prompt window as an administrator. Then type in the code given below. To ensure the correct operation of ABBYY Timeline, you need to stop the timelinepi service prior to changing the ABBYY Timeline configuration file. 

sc stop timelinepi
  • This line contains the SMTP mail server host; enter the address in the value. 
<env name="MAIL_SERVER_HOST" value=""/>
e.g.:
<env name="MAIL_SERVER_HOST" value="example.smtp.com"/>
  • The next line contains the SMTP mail server port; enter the port number in the value. 
<env name="MAIL_SERVER_PORT" value=""/>
e.g.:
<env name="MAIL_SERVER_PORT" value="465"/>
  • This line contains the user that will be used to authenticate with the SMTP mail server; enter the username in the value. 
<env name="MAIL_SERVER_USERNAME" value=""/>
e.g.:
<env name="MAIL_SERVER_USERNAME" value="example_user"/>
  • This line contains the password of the user that will be used to authenticate with the mail server; enter the password in the value. 
<env name="MAIL_SERVER_PASSWORD" value=""/>
e.g.:
<env name="MAIL_SERVER_PASSWORD" value="example_password"/>
  • The next line contains an option to select whether or not to use TLS from the start of the connection. If you want to use TLS from the start, the value should be set to TRUE, otherwise it should be set to FALSE. 
<env name="MAIL_SERVER_SECURE" value="FALSE"/>
  • This line contains an option which specifies whether the connection should be established on an unencrypted channel, then upgraded to a secure connection with a STARTTLS command. If so, set the value to TRUE, otherwise set the value to FALSE. 
<env name="MAIL_SERVER_REQUIRE_TLS" value="FALSE"/>
  • The next line contains an option to reject unauthorized certificates, - for example, self-signed certificates. In that case, the value should be set to TRUE. If you want to use a self-signed certificate, set the value to FALSE. 
<env name="MAIL_SERVER_REJECT_UNAUTHORIZED" value="TRUE"/>
  • And the last line contains the email sender address that is used to fill the 'From' header field of emails. 
<env name="EMAIL_SENDER" value="noreply@example.com"/>
        6) Start the timelinepi service using the Services snap-in, or open a Command Prompt window as administrator and type: 
sc start timelinepi

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