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Introducing Simon 5!

Simon version 5 is now available. It is a massive update, introducing a much-requested feature: syncing the Simon data between multiple Macs, plus a Simon Status service, a Link Checker filter, improved Find filter, iMessage and Speak Error notifiers, a new app icon, and much more.

Important: please note that Simon 5 requires a minimum of macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and is a paid upgrade from Simon 4. Purchasers since September 1, 2020 automatically get a version 5 license (that also works in previous versions).

Read the Simon What's New page for details.

notifier behavior

We just purchased Simon and I'm configuring it now. I can't figure out how to do the following... assuming it's possible.

1. check a server every 5 minutes (ping)
2. if it fails, send one email
3. repeat checking every five minutes but don't send another email until 12 failures (1 hour between emails)
4. if recovery, send recovery email

the part i can't figure out is number 3. is this possible? so basically an option between only emailing once on the initial failure, and emailing after every test.


David Sinclair's picture

Re: notifier behavior

Sorry for the delay in replying; for some reason I hadn't noticed your post.

You could achieve what you want by using two notifiers: one to notify immediately, the other to notify after 12 consecutive errors. Plus the recovery notifier.