After setting up Release Management Server, Client and Deployment Agent(s) configurations steps for VS Release Management should be done.
First step is setting up SMTP. This is a optional step, but necessary to configure for sending email notifications in release management workflows.
“Configure Apps” tab shows a guide for configurations, when VS Release Management Server is initially setup.
Click on “SMTP Server Settings” in “Configure Apps” tab or Click on Administration –> Settings to navigate to the settings tab.
Provide below (reference VS Release Management User Guide)
Server Name – Fully qualified address of the SMTP server to use.
Port – Optional. Port to be used when connecting to the SMTP server to send email notifications.
User Name – Optional. Name of the identity to be used to authenticate against the SMTP services.
User Password – Password of the identity to be used to authenticate against the SMTP services. Mandatory if User Name is specified. Otherwise, optional.
Sender Address – Email address as it will appear in the email client. No replies are expected to be sent to this address. Therefore, the email or text can be anything.
Once above configuration done Release Management Server is ready to send email notifications.