How do I monitor a SMTP Email Server

 

IsItUp has two types of monitors designed for testing Email Servers.  First, IsItUp has special tests for POP 3, IMAP4, and SMTP Email Servers.  The POP 3, IMAP4 and SMTP monitors connect to the Email servers to send requests and check for valid responses according to their respective protocols. Second, IsItUp has a Round Trip Email Monitor.  This monitor type sends a probe message to the Email Server you wish to test.  The Email Server you wish to test must have an account setup with an auto-reply rule to return the probe message back to IsItUp.  This insures that the Email Server is operational. The Round Trip Email Monitor can be used with any type of Email Server.  For more information on how to setup the Round Trip Email Monitor, click on the following link: How do I setup IsItUp to monitor an Email Server using a Round Trip Email Monitor . To set up a SMTP Email Monitor please continue below.

 

To quickly get started, first:

Download and install IsItUp for a free 30 day trial.  Just click on the following link:

http://www.isitupnetworkmonitor.com/applications/IsItUpNetworkMonitor.exe

 

 

 

How to set up a SMTP Email Monitor

 

1.      Right click in the left most (Device View) windows to show the short cut menu.   Then select the SMTP Email Monitor from the short cut menu as show below :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.      This will launch the TCP/IP Port Monitor Wizard preconfigured for monitoring a SMTP Server.  Just enter a device name and either the IP address or the FQDN of the SMTP server you wish to monitor.

 

 

3.      If the SMTP Server you are going to monitor uses SSL for security, click on the SmtpS item in the “Set Predefined Data” Listbox. This will set the standard port for SmtpS as well as select the “Use SSL to connect” checkbox.

 

 

 

 

4.      Finally, either click “Next” to configure the poll Frequency and Dependencies, Maintenance Schedules, Alerts and Service Restarts or click “Finish” to immediately begin monitoring.