POP3 Check | Xitoring Document

POP3 Check

Xitoring's POP3 check supports STARTTLS, which allows for the encryption of email communication between the client and the server. This means that sensitive information, such as usernames and passwords, is protected from prying eyes. By monitoring STARTTLS, Xitoring's POP3 check can ensure that email communication remains secure and alert IT teams to any issues that may arise.

Overall, Xitoring's POP3 check provides a valuable tool for IT teams to monitor their email servers and ensure they are functioning correctly. The support of STARTTLS ensures that email communication remains secure and provides an additional layer of protection for sensitive information.

Create POP3 Check

Creating POP3 checks is very easy users just need to enter the correct information and needed configuration to create checks for the POP3 services.


From the list of available check types, POP3 will be selected.

As in Xitoring, there are Server checks and independent checks, you can Create a check and assign it to a Server so it will count as one of the checks of a specific server. this option also can be changed or edited later.

So the list will contain a list of registered servers that the user can assign the check to them.


The hostname is the address of the POP3 check, it can be an IPv4 or IPv6 address or a domain name, you can see examples of each of them in the following box:




Check Label

Users can choose a name for the check that is being created using this field, Check label can contain characters, space, and numbers. Special characters are not allowed in the check label section.


POP3 STARTTLS is a protocol that enables secure communication between an email client and a POP3 server. When STARTTLS is enabled, the email client and the server negotiate a secure connection before transmitting any data, preventing eavesdropping and ensuring that the data exchanged is encrypted.

By monitoring the POP3 STARTTLS protocol with Xitoring's POP3 check, IT teams can ensure that the email communication between the client and server is secure. The POP3 check tests the STARTTLS encryption and verifies that the email client can establish a secure connection to the server. If the encryption fails or the connection cannot be established, Xitoring immediately alerts IT teams, allowing them to investigate and resolve the issue quickly.


With the ability to monitor POP3 on different ports, Xitoring's POP3 check can ensure that email communication is secure and reliable, even when using non-standard ports.

Some users might have POP3 services running on different ports, So multiple checks with different ports can be created to make sure that the whole POP3 services are working properly.


The next option is Group. Xitoring has an advanced Group/Sub-Group management system so users can sort and organize Checks and Server, For example, some users organize their assets based on location and create Groups for countries and Sub-Groups for Cities. it can help see the records for a specific part of your assets easily.


Interval sets how often probing nodes will make their requests to your URL, 1 minute will provide the most detailed, accurate, reports and notifications. Also For some services, the Higher interval makes more sense. So you can configure Xitoring to Check your POP3 Check status every minute or you can make it check every 10 minutes.

Notification Roles

In this section user can assign one or more notification roles to this check trigger, it will define who gets notified and how every time this check has an incident. For Example, the user has two notification roles one for the IT team that contains the Email and phone numbers of the team members, and one notification role for the CTO. Users can configure the trigger to notify the IT team and the CTO in time of an incident using Email and SMS notifications.

Fault Tolerance

Fault tolerance is a time value (Minutes) that determines how much stress can a system take before it's entering a critical state. If you set FT to 5 we send an incident report when the incident is existing for 5 minutes.


The Run Test button can be used to either determine the current status of the check or make sure that the entered information is correct.

Last Updated: 5/22/2023, 4:17:26 PM