How to create devices and tasks
Creating a task
Once you have created a device and are adding or editing an SMTP-POP3 task, you will be prompted to adjust the following settings.
Enter the destination email address.
Completion Timeout (in seconds)
Enter the number of seconds the task should wait for a response from the web page before ending the task and returning an error. If this is left blank the default timeout for a task is 120 seconds.Incoming Server
Target mail Server: Select the protocol type you wish to test, POP3, or IMAP ver. 4.1, protocols.Incoming Server[:Port]: Enter the POP3/IMAP server address and port number. This could be the URL or the IP address.
Incoming Server User Name:Enter a username for POP3/IMAP authentication.
Incoming Server Password:Enter a password for POP3/IMAP authentication.
Email Timeout: Specify timeout time in minutes.Secure connection (SSL): When enabled – POP3/IMAP over SSL will be requested.
SMTP Server[:Port]: Enter the SMTP server address and port number. This could be the URL or the IP address.
Your SMTP server might not require authorization, but if it does you will need to fill in credentials.
SMTP User name: Enter a username for SMTP authentication.
SMTP Password: Enter a password for SMTP authentication.
Secure connection (SSL): When enabled – SMTP over SSL will be requested.
The DNS Options feature allows users to choose how domain name server (DNS) requests are conducted during a monitoring task.
To specify the mode of resolving hostnames, in the DNS Resolve Mode section, select one of the available modes. For more details on the feature configuration, see DNS Mode Options.
The Custom DNS Hosts section contains the mappings of IP addresses to hostnames.
To specify the mapping, enter the IP address and the host name in the corresponding fields.