You could purchase an Earthlink (or ATT or MSN, etc) account for 20 bucks a month and have it forwarded to one of your Notes accounts. I have an earthlink account that forwards to my powertechgroup.com account and the turnaround time can be under a second, and is seldom more than 3 seconds. jte -- John Earl email@example.com The Powertech Group www.powertechgroup.com Seattle, Washington, USA +1 253-872-7788 ----- Original Message ----- From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 12:17 PM Subject: Testing email connection to the outside world > > I have this project to verify that we can send and receive email to the > outside world. Duh, we can now, of course. The problem is that they want > some sort of program that every x minutes verifies that we still can, and > if not, perform appropriate actions. > > Options I have mulled around in my head include sending out an email using > SNDEMAIL and having it arrive into our Notes. The problem is that if I do > this internally the Cisco kid has it never really leaving us. Performance > wise this is a good thing - testing wise it isn't. We do this alot. Our > current testing methodology does do this and a Notes agent - which executes > the SNDEMAIL on the 400 and does an action when new mail arrives into > Notes. This actually tests quite alot. Many of our problems have been > internally. But it does leave out the line and problems with the ISP. > > We thought of bouncing it off of yahoo or hotmail but the turnaround is > unacceptable. Yahoo has an out of office but I am not sure how often it > grinds out the out-of-office message. Yahoo also has a forwarding to > another address which sounds really cool but that only pumps it out on > occasion and not upon the receipt of new mail. > > Our Cisco kid have me this url to verify our email, but I don't know how to > utilize this information programmatically: > http://www.zmailer.org/mxverify-cgi.html > > Perhaps an option is to get DSL set up to my home and have a throwaway box > there configured with it's own email domain to bounce back messages. Work > has already supplied my home PC and is currently paying for my second phone > line. Some other employees here have this DSL connection with a VPN. We > might be able to utilize them instead. > > Rob Berendt > -- > "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary > safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." > Benjamin Franklin > > _______________________________________________ > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l > or email: MIDRANGE-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. >
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