Email server monitoring

Do your run your own email server or use a hosted email service?

We think you ought to be aware of your email server's performance in both cases, so you can fix your server or switch hosting providers.


Mail delivery monitoring

 

MonitLab can perform SMTP server monitoring to ensure your email server:

  • can receive incoming email messages (other people can send mail to you)
  • account-holders (such as you) can send mail to others through the server

We  supports encryption and authentication (username / password login), should you wish to exercise your email server's credential-verfiication system.

We support any type of compatible SMTP server, be it open-source (Postfix or other) or proprietary (Microsoft Exchange or other). No need to install anything.

Note: we don't deliver/spam with messages. We just exercise the system.

 

Mail retrieval monitoring

 

There's 2 sides to a mail server.
Besides the delivery system (SMTP), you need to monitor the email-messages retreival system (IMAP and/or POP3).

The retrieval system is responsible for allowing you to read your email by one of the means you're already used to:

  • a computer email client (such as Mirosoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, etc.)
  • a mobile phone or tablet email client
  • a web browser interface such as Roundcube (if you have one configured)

MonitLab supports both IMAP and POP3 server monitoring, over encrypted or unecrypted connections, with or without authentication (it's up to you).

We support any type of compatible IMAP/POP3 server, be it open-source (Dovecot or other) or proprietary (Microsoft Exchange or other). No need to install anything.

 

Email server certificates monitoring

If you've configured secure connectivity using SSL certificates for your SMTP, IMAP or POP3 server, you'd better make sure your certificates are configured correctly and aren't expiring soon.

MonitLab has you covered. We can monitor SSL certificate status and expiration for all these protocols.

We'll let you know as soon as it's time to renew those certificates (before they expire and cause a problem!).