On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 11:59 AM, Thomas Harold <thomas-lists@...
> 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.