How to create devices and tasks
The SMTP-POP3/IMAP task provides complete end-to-end monitoring of your Mail servers. First, a monitoring agent tests the SMTP server by sending an e-mail to the specified e-mail address. After that e-mail is sent the agent attempts to log in and retrieve the e-mail from a POP3/IMAP server. If the SMTP or POP3/IMAP steps experience an error or the email is not found within a specified time-out period an error is recorded. If you have alerts configured, you will receive an alert.
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 aborting the task and returning an error. If this is left blank the default timeout for a task is 120 seconds.
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.