Lifecycle Manager – email settings

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i’m i little bit confused about this behavior.


In the Lifecycle Manager i have entered my email address to get notifications when new patches are available and in the vCenter configration i have entered my internal smtp server.


But now i noticed on my external messaging gateway that the vcenter connects that gateway to send me that notification mail.


From where is he getting that ip/name from?


Do the Lifecycle Manager ask the mx record to deliver emails? Why isn’t he using the configured mail host?


Kind regards


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