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I have questions about configuring a SMTP Sensor.

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Hello, i want to ask a couple of questions about SMTP Sensors, i try configuring a simple SMTP Sensor that will monitor Mail Server downtime. I don't need any preformance statistics or anything like that. The questions i have are:

  1. Can you monitor a remote server not in the network you are monitoring?
  2. If yes, I can't seem to find target setting(what server are you actually monitoring)
  3. Do i need to log in to a email address hosted on the actual server.

prtg sensor smtp

Created on Feb 1, 2022 1:24:38 PM by  evoWaffle (0) 1

Last change on Feb 2, 2022 7:54:15 AM by  Felix Wiesneth [Paessler Support]



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Hello,

Thanks for contacting us.

Short answer is yes, you can monitor a remote server as long as it is accessible/reachable from PRTG perspective. You will need to add the device to the probe and then add the sensors you need.

Other option you have is to configure a Remote Probe on that remote network. Here's more on this topic: https://www.paessler.com/support/how-to/remote-probe-installation

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Miguel Aikens

Created on Feb 3, 2022 1:12:23 AM by  Miguel Aikens [Paessler Technical Support]



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