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I am working on a new service offering that would check a company's email service every 5 minutes or so by sending an email to an address ie. to make sure it is sending and receiving properly. If my server doesn't receive an autoreply within X minutes, it will notify our staff who will call someone to check out the problem. Who is already offering a service like that? Is there a name for it? I have searched google and can't find anything out there.

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This might be better a webapps but either way its probably hard to find a single answer. – Nate May 18 '11 at 18:31

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I would call it an "email uptime monitor" or an "email performance monitor".

Existing uptime monitoring services can check if mail servers are down (e.g. ), but they do this by pinging the mailserver, not by verifying the receipt of incoming and outgoing mail. Your product sounds like it might be better in this respect.

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The keyword to google for is "email roundtrip monitoring". There are quite a few that offer this. The one we use is

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