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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.

Email Notification Still not working

I can't get the email notification to work, please help.

macosx : 10.6.7

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Email Notification Still not working

The email notifier can be tricky to set up, unfortunately. Have you read the two Simon FAQ answers on this?

Re: Email Notification Still not working

Yeah, checked it and done it, it only works with a mobileme account.

I thought by now with the new version this issue would be solved. You really should look into
the email handler and get it to work.
Now i had to buy an additional mobileme account just to get this working.

Other programs which send out emails don't care about the settings you describe in your faq and so on.
If i add a smtp server it sends out emails regardless what email address i sent from or which name it has.
It only uses the smtp service.

Then the SMS issue : i have a AQL account and i don't want to use clickatell. I do have the possibility to send an email to sms but the system won't allow me to. It works when i send an email from mobileme to my number. But not in simon. I have solved this by putting a rule in mobileme which forwards the monitoring email to sms but it is far from ideal.

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Email Notification Still not working

Yes, email is frustrating, and Simon's email support is in need of improvement. I have plans to replace the email engine in Simon with a more modern third-party framework, but I haven't gotten around to that yet. Perhaps in version 3.1?

In the meantime, I apologize for the inconvenience.

Re: Email Notification Still not working

I've gone a few rounds with the email thing too - When David puts a new engine in there may be more going on, but I've gotten sufficient functions for my purposes for the time being by -
- simon tweeting to it's own twitter account, which is emailed to my email
- simon tweeting direct to my iphone
- using to email my address

Actually I configured all three for most of my tests as a way of evaluating their consistancy and in the last month or so I'd say all three methods worked every time.