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Outlook 2013 - Alert for Missing Message

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I receive a daily email confirming that one of our servers is still processing alerts.  I am wondering if there is a way to setup an alert through Outlook 2013 to notify me if the message does NOT arrive (thus meaning the server is no longer processing alerts properly).

And FYI, I can't simply monitor the alert process service on the server because it continues to run even when it stops operating correctly.

Thanks very much!
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Hi, pcamis.

Outlook does not have any built-in way to accomplish this.  This is going to require some scripting.  I see two possible solutions.

1.  Write a script that checks for the message by subject and set it to run each morning at some set time.  If the script does not find the message, then it displays a warning.  This script would be written in VBscript and you'd use Windows Task Scheduler to run it.

2.  Create a task in Outlook that is set to display a reminder at some set time each morning.  Write a script that watches your mailbox for a message with a given subject.  If the message arrives, then the task for that day is marked as complete.  If the task is not marked complete by the time its reminder fires, then the reminder is the notification that the message did not arrive in time.  This script would be written in VBA and would run from inside Outlook.
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Works for me - will have to do some research on the topic and figure out the necessary script, but this sets me along the right road.  Thanks!
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