I am looking for a program that can monitor an email server and send an email out to a specified address should an abnormality occur.
Here's how I envision this to work...
This program will send an email to itself through a specified SMTP server at predetermined intervals. Shortly thereafter, it will use a POP3 account on the same server to receive that email. If the email does not appear in the POP mailbox on the server after x minutes, the program will then send an alert email to a specified address through a different SMTP server (obviously, since the other SMTP server is not functioning properly).
The fields that will be entered by the user are:
test email address
time interval for sending
time interval to POP the mailbox after sending
alert email address
alert SMTP server
Example: The progam sends an email to 'test' every 30 minutes. 2 minutes after sending that email, the program checks the 'test' mailbox to see if the message is there (the subject of the email must be specific in case some junk mail happens to make its way into that mailbox and give a false TRUE). If the message is found, it deletes it and waits 30 minutes to start the process again. If the message is not found, it waits 2 minutes and tries to POP the mailbox again. If the message is still not present, it will send an email to 'alert' through an alternate SMTP server.
I hope this makes sense as I am having a hard time getting it out in writing.
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Windows 2000 Server.