Documentation forServer & Application Monitor

POP3 Round Trip Email

This SAM application monitor template simulates an email round trip to test the ability of an SMTP server to receive and distribute email, and the ability of users to retrieve messages from POP3-enabled email clients.

To monitor Google Gmail, use the POP3 Roundtrip Email template instead of the MAPI Roundtrip Email Template. MAPI does not support Gmail, because Gmail is not a desktop email client.

Prerequisites

An SMTP server and a POP3 server.

Credentials

A POP3 mailbox account.

If the SMTP server requires authentication, the POP3 mailbox and the SMTP server must have identical user names and passwords.

This template includes a single component monitor, the POP3 User Experience Monitor, that tests an email round trip from an SMTP mail server to a POP3 mail server and measures the time it takes to complete the trip. Response time is measured in milliseconds.