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Internet connection monitoring software

Last Modified: 2015-04-01
Here's the situation:
For some months I've been having intermittent email problems with Verizon.
I have a handful of verizon.com emails and sporadically during the day I will get a "Service Temporarily Unavailable" error through Outlook for one of any of the addys. If I clear the error box and do a "Send/Receive" and all of the emails usually come through.
Occasionally my Steam account will report a failure to make a connection; a 2nd try connects.

I have FiOS and I suspect I'm experiencing a sporadic connection issue. The Verizon "tech" claimed the problem was with Outlook as "Outlook does strange things sometimes". I have a problem with Thunderbird at the same time I'm having trouble with Outlook.
He said he tested the connection (once) and it was fine.
What I am looking for is some sort of software that will monitor my internet connection and generate a report about connection lapses.
Does anyone have suggestions?
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