This is a short “reblog” of a post that MXToolbox recently made concerning their favorite email related tools. Every year for the last three years they compile a list of their employees’ favorite online tools for email troubleshooting. Check out this year’s list of ten. Sure, three of them are their own products, but those rock too. I’ll include a short snipping of some of the products they listed:
From MX Toolbox’s Third Annual List of Email Related Tools:
2. Send Test Email– This tool is from Wormly and is pretty cool. All you have to do is enter your SMTP server and then a sender and recipient. Then just hit the button and it shows you the SMTP conversation.
6. Quick Zone Check – Performs a series of checks on your name servers and email servers. Returns WHOis, MX, Name Server and more info all in one place.
9. [email protected] – MxToolBox Ping is one of the Free Tools provided by MxToolBox to help you determine if Inbound and Outbound mail flow is working. Simply send an email from your network to [email protected] and the tool will look at the email headers of your message and send you a notification back immediately. Please note that the subject and body do not matter. The response email will include several helpful troubleshooting tools including your Outbound IP, server hops, any transaction times or delays and it can help trace the route your email is taking to discover any outbound gateways you might be using.
I would personally like to recommend that you try [email protected] Right now, send a blank email to that address. Do it! It’s fun!
Do you have any other online email tools that weren’t on MX Toolbox’s list? Are you making the next best tool right now? Or is it a script that you only share with the cool kids? Let me know in the comments below.