Alerts can be a really useful way of staying in sync with the status and performance of your websites, servers, and other web services. So it seems natural to want to test them to make sure they work! The following will help show you how.

Note: In order for an operator to receive an alert, they must first enter their contact information within their personal account settings, which can be accessed by clicking “Change my user settings” beneath the Account dropdown menu.

Sending a test alert

  1. Log into your account and select “ Change my user settings,” which is located within the Account dropdown menu.
    Note: If you are an account administrator, click on “Operators” instead. (This option is also within the Account dropdown menu.) You will then be brought to a directory listing of all operators that you can edit or test alert settings for.
  2. You will now see a list of account options, including entry boxes for your primary e-mail, backup e-mail, and mobile phone number. If this information has not been filled in, please do so.

  3. To send a test e-mail, click on the Send Test E-mail button
    To send a test SMS, click on the Send Test SMS button

You should receive a test message in either location following the initiation of a test.

1.    Log into your account and select “Change my user settings,” which is located within the Account dropdown menu.

Note: If you are an account administrator, click on “Operators” instead. (This option is also within the Account dropdown menu.) You will then be brought to a directory listing of all operators that you can edit or test alert settings for.

2.    You will now see a list of account options, including entry boxes for your primary e-mail, backup e-mail, and mobile phone number. If this information has not been filled in, please do so.

3.    To send a test e-mail, click on the “Send Test E-mail” button
To send a test SMS, click on the “Send Test SMS” button