pfSense notifications with Sendgrid

To have your pfSense device send you email notifications, you can configure it like so:

  1. Create yourself a Sendgrid account on

  2. In pfSense (I currently use version 2.2.6), go to:
    ‘System > Advanced > Notifications (tab)’

  3. Set up the ‘SMTP E-Mail’ section as follows:

You can test by pressing the button ‘Test SMTP’ (duh!) and you can see the completion in the logs (Status > System Logs).