Setting up email notification

Setting up email notification is required to send out reports from Query Studio or Reports Studio via email.

Steps

  1. From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs > IBM Cognos > IBM Cognos configuration.
  2. Under the Explorer column at the end, select Notification.
  3. On the right side of the Notification screen, enter the following information:
    • SMTP mail server: Enter the server name registered in DNS or SMTP server IP, for example, 10.10.10.10:25.
    • Account and password needed to log into the mail server.
    • Default sender: Enter the email account that was added to the generated emails as the sender, for example, user@domain.com.
  4. Select File > Save.
  5. In the Cognos Configuration window, right-click Local Configuration, and then select Restart to restart the Cognos service.
    You could also select Actions > Restart or Start if the server is not running.
  6. Test the email server setting:
    1. From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs > IBM Cognos > IBM Cognos configuration.
    2. Right-click Notification, and then select Test.