How do I add multiple SMTP Servers for use by MARS schedules?

You can set up a number of SMTP servers and select from the list of existing servers when creating schedules. You can also set some as "backup" servers to be used when your "primary" SMTP server is unavailable.

System - SMTP Servers

  • Go to System.
MS Access: MARS Home Menu.
  • Select SMTP Servers.
MS Access: MARS System Menu.

You can set up a number of SMTP servers and select from the list of existing servers when creating schedules. This allows you to use a different SMTP server for each schedule should you wish. This is useful if you want the "From" name and email address to be different for different recipients.

Example: Reports and Alerts sent to customers come from the Customer Services Email Account; Alerts And Reports Relating to IT come from the IT Department's Account
MS Access: SMTP Servers in MARS.

A "check" indicates that this server has been selected as a backup server. If the selected server fails, MARS will attempt to send the email through the backup server instead. If there is no backup server selected, MARS will continue to re-try the email (See "Retry Failed Mails") using just the server which has been selected for that schedule.

Add Server

  • Click Add.
MS Access: SMTP Servers in MARS.


MS Access: SMTP Servers Configuration in MARS.

As stated above, you can set this account to be a backup email server.

  • Click Test to confirm that the settings are correct.
MS Access: SMTP Servers in MARS.
  • Click OK to continue.

Sending Through Another SMTP Account or Customize Sender Details

  • In any schedule in Email Destination, you can customize the sender’s details. Rather than the email appearing to come from a MARS user, it can appear to come from any individual you desire.
  • Mail Server to use an added SMTP account simply select it from the drop down box.
MS Access: Using Mail Server in Email Destination in MARS.