How to let blat through email policy?
I've got some batch files running on user computers. They run occasionally. And I have them run on their own, not when anyone (me) is logged in.
At the end I added blat.exe which can email me after the task is completed. It's a really nice perk... "Yes, this batch file just ran." And it's a little more in my face that it's complete, as opposed to check a log file myself. (Log file still works, so if blat doesn't work I can always keep doing that... .if I must.)
When I log in and manually run the batch file file, I get the blat email.
When the batch file runs on its own, I know it hits the blat part, but I don't get any email. I see from the blat output info that it's erroring out -- can't connect to server.
I'm pretty sure it's SEP blocking it.
I ran into blat not working on some internal servers. Same idea -- done with task or a problem with a monitored task... send me an email. We took off the email policy on those machines, problem solved, I got blat emails.
These are user machines though. I want email policy on there. But I still want my blat emails to notify me.
How do I set an except for blat in SEP? Ideally, it could be for a blat email, from me, to me, on a certain port.... It could be that specific. I really don't see it being abused by spammers. I still don't want to open up every user's email just so I can get email notification just because it's nice.
How do I let my blat emails through on the user machines? What do I have to tweak in the policies to allow that to happen?