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SMTP/POP3 email round trip sensor



I have this working going out to a webmail account. The email that is sent is only text so it gets passed straight through without triggering our anti-virus/malware scanning.

Can the email be made to have an attachment (I want to send a Word document with a macro inside it). I specifically want to have the AV trigger as that is effectively a different email route. This will then also allow us to look for backlogs and delays on sending email with attachments.

attachment email imap pop3 round-trip sensor smtp

Created on Jan 28, 2016 11:56:34 AM

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Sorry, the sensor has no option for attachments. It may be possible by creating a custom round trip sensor by setting up an EXE/Script Sensor using a PowerShell Script to send such email and interpret the reaction. Currently we have no out-of-the-box solution or similar script that already does this.

Kind regards.

Created on Jan 29, 2016 2:46:05 PM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]

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