The email action type uses the SMTP protocol to send mail message, using an integration of Nodemailer. Email message text is sent as both plain text and html text.
Email connectors have the following configuration properties:
- The name of the connector. The name is used to identify a connector in the management UI connector listing, or in the connector list when configuring an action.
The from address for all emails sent with this connector, specified in
Host name of the service provider. If you are using the
xpack.actions.allowedHostssetting, make sure this hostname is added to the allowed hosts.
- The port to connect to on the service provider.
- If true the connection will use TLS when connecting to the service provider. See nodemailer TLS documentation for more information.
- username for login type authentication.
- password for login type authentication.
Preconfigured action typeedit
my-email: name: preconfigured-email-action-type actionTypeId: .email config: from: email@example.com host: validhostname port: 8080 secure: false secrets: user: testuser password: passwordkeystorevalue
config defines the action type specific to the configuration and contains the following properties:
An email address that corresponds to Sender.
A string that corresponds to Host.
A number that corresponds to Port.
A boolean that corresponds to Secure.
secrets defines sensitive information for the action type:
A string that corresponds to User.
A string that corresponds to Password. Should be stored in the Kibana keystore.
Email actions have the following configuration properties:
- To, CC, BCC
Each is a list of addresses. Addresses can be specified in
user@host-nameformat, or in
name <user@host-name>format. One of To, CC, or BCC must contain an entry.
- The subject line of the email.
- The message text of the email. Markdown format is supported.
The email action can send email using many popular SMTP email services.
You configure the email action to send emails using the connector form. For more information about configuring the email connector to work with different email systems, refer to:
Sending email from Gmailedit
Use the following email account settings to send email from the Gmail SMTP service:
config: host: smtp.gmail.com port: 465 secure: true secrets: user: <username> password: <password>
If you get an authentication error that indicates that you need to continue the sign-in process from a web browser when the action attempts to send email, you need to configure Gmail to allow less secure apps to access your account.
If two-step verification is enabled for your account, you must generate and use a unique App Password to send email from Watcher. See Sign in using App Passwords for more information.
Sending email from Outlook.comedit
Use the following email account settings to send email action from the Outlook.com SMTP service:
config: host: smtp-mail.outlook.com port: 465 secure: true secrets: user: <email.address> password: <password>
When sending emails, you must provide a from address, either as the default in your account configuration or as part of the email action in the watch.
You must use a unique App Password if two-step verification is enabled. See App passwords and two-step verification for more information.
Sending email from Amazon SES (Simple Email Service)edit
Use the following email account settings to send email from the Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) SMTP service:
Sending email from Microsoft Exchangeedit
Use the following email account settings to send email action from Microsoft Exchange: