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h5. Overview

Contacts are individual definitions indicating who should get notified and how and when they should get notified in the event of a problem on your network.&nbsp;Contacts can then be applied within the tabs for _Contactgroups_, _Holidays_, and in the notification rule (_Notifications_ tab). Contact groups are definitions of one or more contacts and can be used to send alert or recovery notifications to a group of contacts.

h5. Steps

# Go to *Configuration* > *NoMa*.
# Select the *Contacts* tab.
# Click the *Create* button on the right side of the screen, (select the pencil icon to edit an existing contact).
# Enter the *contact directives* as described below.
# Click *Create*.
Table: Contact directives
|| Directive || Description ||
| Full Name | Full name of the person to receive the notification. This is displayed in various screens as the contact name. |
| Username | User name, displayed in the _Logs_ tab as a notification recipient. |
| Timezone | Sets the time zone of the contact.&nbsp; \\
NoMa makes use of the Perl DateTime::TimeZone to provide proper time zone support (including winter/summer time) and simplifies worldwide support for working hours , (e.g., _America/Los_Angeles_). |
| Timeframe | Sets the contacts availability to receive notifications, (e.g., _24x7_). \\ |
| Suppress multiple alerts | If _checked_, no more than one notification for the&nbsp;_same_&nbsp;alert condition&nbsp;will be sent out to this particular contact. \\
If _unchecked_, indicates the contact will receive more than one notification for the _same_ alert condition, if more than one alert is sent in for that condition. \\ |
| Contact addresses | Sets the contact's information for notifications: email, phone, mobile, [Growl|] address. |
| Holiday | (Available to existing contacts) Indicates a period of time a contact should not receive notifications. Selecting this option opens the Holidays tab and returns to the Contacts tab. |
Figure: Contact tab
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