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Set up system notifications and emails

This section describes the available notifications and how to configure them. PaperCut NG/MF includes built-in notifications to alert users and administrators of important information. Examples of these notifications include:

  • Alerting a user when their account balance drops below a given balance.

  • Displaying a message explaining why a print job was denied (e.g. not enough credit; the printer is disabled; the print job contains too many pages).

  • Alerting administrators or key IT support staff to problems such as printer jams, or application errors.

You can customize the message that is delivered to the user. For example, if the user is denied printing for some reason, you might want to direct the user to the intranet page that discusses printing policies and guidelines.

System notifications can be delivered to the user in a number of ways, and the administrator can decide the preferred option. The delivery options available include:

  • Email — messages are delivered by email, to the email address defined in the system. This is a good alternative for “low balance warning” messages but is not recommended for real-time messages, such as when printing is denied.

  • User Client — messages are sent to users running the PaperCut NG/MF User Client. This option is guaranteed to work in all environments where the user runs the user client.

To set up system notifications you need to: