Jump to content
Macro Express Forums

How To Check If Email Server Is Up

John Greiner

Recommended Posts

I want to automatically check if my company's email server is sending and receiving. Does anyone have an elegant idea for how to do this? I hope to do it in the background without actually having to send and receive emails. I thought of using the Ping or If Ping Successful commands, but I don't think that will be a reiable test.


Any thoughts?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome to the group John!


A ping will only tell you if the server exists and is turned on, not necessarily what, if anything, it is doing. Using the Macro Express E-mail Send command will send an email in the background. In the example below I set a variable to the current date and time for placement in the Subject line, then send the email.


Date/Time: Save "ddd mmm-dd-yyyy hh:mm:ss" into %T1%
E-Mail Send: Know Recipients, Fixed Text, No Attachments

<DT:ddd mmm-dd-yyyy hh:mm:ssT:01:1:><EMAIL2:Center:Center:Center:Center:Center:Center:RNR1TOyou@email.com|you@email.com;S1Email server is sending  %T1%A1>

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...