Add / Edit an SMTP-POP3 task (Round Trip Email)

Device Type: ServerView Platform

Glossary: SMTP-POP3 task

How to create devices and tasks

How to Edit an SMTP-POP3 task 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:

 

Task Name

Provide a descriptive name for the task so that you would be able to identify the task later among a list of similar tasks.  For example, “www.example.com round trip email test”

Maximum Connection 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.

Email Address

Enter the destination email address.


Incoming Server Type

Select the protocol type you wish to test, POP3, or IMAP ver. 4.1, protocols.

Make sure your server supports the appropriate protocol type before you continue.

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.

Incoming Server requires a 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.

SMTP Server requires a secure connection (SSL)

 When enabled – SMTP over SSL will be requested.

NOTE
Dotcom-Monitor waits for the delivery of a test letter for up to 1 hour. No further tasks will be launched until the previous tests ends. This can significantly affect the frequency of monitoring. Therefore, setting a Maximum timeout (in minutes) to receive a test message is highly recommended.

DNS Options

are explained in detail in “DNS Mode Option” article

Info
SMTP servers will often only accept connections from a specific list of hosts. So, in order to allow monitoring to proceed without obstacles, Dotcom-Monitor® monitoring agents should be white-listed in a firewall.