Easily Configure SCCM Email Notification

In this post, I will show you how to configure SCCM email notification. It involves some basic steps which I am sure you can do it effortlessly. In SCCM, you can configure email notification for alerts.

You can also configure email notification for Configuration Manager reports which I will cover in a separate post. For now, we will look at configuring email notification in configuration manager.

SMTP Server – SMTP server is a computer running SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). This server acts more or less like a postman. When the user sends email via mail client, they are sent to this server. The SMTP server takes care of delivering emails to their recipients. Usually, an outgoing server employs port 25 and that’s the default SMTP port.

How to Configure SCCM Email Notification

To configure email notification in SCCM, perform the below steps.

  • Launch the SCCM console.
  • Navigate to Monitoring > Overview > Alerts > Subscriptions.
  • Right click Subscriptions, click Configure Email Notification.
  • You can also click Configure Email Notification on top ribbon.
 Configure SCCM Email Notification
Configure SCCM Email Notification

In the Email Notification Component Properties dialog box, specify the following information:

  • Enable email notification for alerts – Select this check box to enable SCCM to use an SMTP server to send email alerts.
  • FQDN or IP Address of the SMTP server to send email alerts – Enter either FQDN or IP address. Next is the SMTP port for the email server. The default SMTP port is 25.
  • SMTP Server Connection Account – Specify an account for SCCM to connect the email server.
  • Sender address for email alertsĀ – Sender address is the email address from which alert emails are sent.

Click Apply. Now to check if SCCM can send email notification, click Test SMTP Server.

 Configure SCCM Email Notification
Configure SCCM Email Notification

On Test SMTP Connection window, enter the test email recipient and click Send test email. This basically sends a test email to the email address specified in Sender address for email alerts.

Configure Email Notification in SCCM
Configure SCCM Email Notification

If the email is sent, it shows testing email was sent successfully. Please check your mailbox. Check your email inbox, and you should have received an email. The subject of the email is “This is a Test Email for Alert Notification Sent from System Center Configuration Manager“.

Configure Email Notification in SCCM
Configure SCCM Email Notification


  1. Hello,
    Do happen to know if there a way to configure email alerts for site and component status?

  2. I’ve followed the how to guide above, and it works like a charm for approvals. When i hit deny on an approval request, the website pops up and provides this response.

    Request Id: ddb2f9ad-9feb-4c5e-85ae-0f8e48754200
    Correlation Id: 2bff172a-5f61-484a-a585-3fa450d9eb7c
    Timestamp: 2021-01-08T18:29:33Z
    Message: AADSTS50011: The reply URL specified in the request does not match the reply URLs configured for the application: ‘dd2031a0-10fb-405d-af0c-227ad07d0731’.

    Also, is there a way to customize the body of the email to provide more information?


    1. Failed to mention, this was following the Approval Request for software installation through Software Center.

  3. I have not tried this yet but may I know who gets the email alerts?

  4. Avatar photo Dominique says:

    If the test email failed to connect to server what are the conditions to verify?

    1. verify your smtp server address

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