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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.

Log of Simon's SMS/Email activity

Is there a "log file" somewhere that records success or failure of the notification messages Simon sends out? Specifically, I had a server fail today, but never got the SMS message (sent as an email to ", <," ) letting me know it was down. I have three different email addresses there, separated by "commas".

I did get email from a different email notifier, but not the SMS messages from the email. I've tested emailing to those numbers via regular mail, and that worked fine, but I never got the notification from Simon.

I do see the "email" notification messages in the [Notifications] list, but none of us got them.

Any ideas why SMS via email wouldn't work, but regular email would?

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Re: Log of Simon's SMS/Email activity

Yes, you can enable extra email logging via this command in Terminal:

defaults write com.dejal.simon2 EmailDebugMode YES

You can also try the notifier from within Simon by clicking the Notify Now toolbar button in the Notifiers window.

If it doesn't work, try specifying only one email address; I forget if multiple are supported.

Re: Log of Simon's SMS/Email activity

Just a thought: If you added spaces after the "," you may want to remove those. We are running a program (not Simon though) that keeps strictly to the rfcs and I learned to my surprise that spaces were a valid part of mail addresses.