How to be notified that I didn't receive a scheduled email?
April 30, 2012 8:24 PM Subscribe
How does your computer say that you didn't get an email that you were expecting to get?
posted by enfa to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I receive email notifications every day with varying, automatically generated subject lines that have a timestamp, all from the same internal email address, generally before a certain time every day. Each notification arrives on a separate schedule - some monthly, some twice a week, some on the 1st and 17th of the month, some daily. The email lets me know that some process or another completed on a server somewhere in my company, and is usually to: a client contact, while I'm usually bcc:'ed.
I'd like to be alerted if one doesn't land in my inbox, by a scheduled time. This gives me time to investigate and hopefully resolve before the client notices.
I have a list of the emails I should receive, each with a schedule, charted out in Excel, and I manually compare to what is actually in my inbox. Which is tedious. Assume I would be checking for 20+ emails every weekday. Assume that everyone else in my department does the same thing, and that we all dislike doing this.
I'm on a pc using outlook 2010, exchange server, USA.
I'm technical andwork with programmers, but don't code much.
I can modify anything about the email notifications.
I assume the emails are confidential, can't send to 3rd party service.
I'd love to hear about how this could be solved with an outlook plugin, snip of code, or a network monitoring application (like WhatsUp) that would do this.