Setting up alerts in Monitor can be very useful and is easy to setup.
From the email settings tab, fill in your SMTP details from your email provider. Once entered make sure to send a test email using the 'test email' button so that you've confirmed the settings you have entered are correct.
From the Database tab, you can now tick which alerts you wish to receive.
TIP: Now that you have email configured within Monitor, all other PlayoutONE apps (where applicable) can send alerts through Monitor. Just look for the 'Send Through PlayoutONE Monitor' option.