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March 16, 2012 8:33 AM Subscribe
Is there a keep alive / dead man's email service?
posted by gensubuser to computers & internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We have a piece of equipment on a UPS capable of sending emails when there is a power outage. Which is kind of useless... when the entire building loses power. One solution is to buy a cellular hotspot router, and hook it up to a UPS as well.
The dual of that would be to have it send an email every 15m, and for the service to report the lack of an email. Say we are willing to have a few false alarms [because the SMTP server burps or something], is there an easy way to set this up? Or a service that will do it?
This is for equipment, not like a senior citizen monitor or something. Thanks!