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Re: Automating regular checks that incoming & outgoing mails are still working

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  • Peter Blair
    ... Ok, now completely OT, but we re looking at replacing our Nagios solution with Zabbix. If you want to call your system production , then it needs to be
    Message 1 of 14 , Aug 23, 2011
      On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 11:59 AM, Thomas Harold <thomas-lists@...> wrote:
      > On 8/21/2011 10:03 AM, Roger Goh wrote:
      >>
      >> There's often problem with our postfix mail server (that runs Cyrus
      >> / Cyrus-imapd) :
      >>
      >> I have scripts (using mutt) to send hourly mails out (&  from
      >> another postfix server, I can send mails to it).
      >>
      >> I need a way / method such that if those hourly test mails were
      >> never sent out or received, I'll need to be alerted.  Let me know the
      >> freeware tools& method to go about doing this?
      >>
      >
      > Look into a monitoring solution like Nagios, Cacti, etc.  You'll want to
      > communicate failure of the email system over some non-mail communication
      > channel (such as Jabber/XMPP alerts).

      Ok, now completely OT, but we're looking at replacing our Nagios
      solution with Zabbix. If you want to call your system "production",
      then it needs to be monitored.
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