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A repository administrator can automate the sending of emails for passwords, changelist submissions, and other notifications to users by specifying an SMTP server. If an SMTP server is not specified, the administrator must distribute passwords manually and notifications related to the creation of comments and the submission and approval of change lists cannot be sent.


  1. From the homepage, click Start of the navigation path Administration Next navigation step Settings Next navigation step SMTP Server End of the navigation path and click the Edit tool.
  2. Enter appropriate values for each of the following settings:



    SMTP host

    Specifies the host name of the SMTP server used to send mail.

    SMTP port

    Specifies the port number of the SMTP server used to send mail.

    Sender's email address

    Specifies the email address from which to send mails.

    Use Secure Socket Layer (SSL)

    Specifies to connect to the SMTP mail server through SSL.

    Server requires authentication

    Specifies that the SMTP server requires authentication. If you select this option, then you must specify an SMTP account and password, and can instruct PowerDesigner to use Secure Password Authentication (SPA).

  3. Click Save to save your changes.