FortiGate
FortiGate Next Generation Firewall utilizes purpose-built security processors and threat intelligence security services from FortiGuard labs to deliver top-rated protection and high performance, including encrypted traffic.
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Description
This article explains how to configure email alerts because sometimes the fortiGate can't access to the account in order to send the email alert.


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Solution
This is an example of the configuration in FortiGate:

Configure gmail account in the FortiGate.
#config system email-server
    set server "smtp.gmail.com"
    set port 587
    set authenticate enable
    set username "test"
    set password SGKSDHFK
    set security starttls
end
Configure the destination to the email alert.
#config alertemail setting
    set username "test@gmail.com"
    set mailto1 "test@fortinet.com"
end
Following the configuration in the FortiGate, it is needed to configure gmail account to allow connections from less secure applications, in this case the FGT.

Go to: Gmail -> My account -> connected applications and sites -> Access for less secure apps

Following this, it will be possible to send alert mails.

Test this with following command:
#diagnose log alertmail test

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