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Configure Acronis Drive Monitor Email Alert

On a previous post I went over Acronis Drive Monitor and how it made to sense as a monitoring. Well, this time I am going to outline the steps required to configure Acronis Driver Monitor to email any alerts. Because it’s normal for people to be away from their PCs it makes sense to have Acronis Drive Monitor constantly monitoring all available drive and automatically email if it comes across any thing that may be of interest.

Let’s Configure

Before you can configure Acronis Drive Monitor you will need an email account and all pertinent information like SMTP address, username/password and port number.

Start Acronis Drive Monitor and click on Options.

Acronis Drive Monitor

Click on Change settings.

Acronis Drive Monitor

In this window you will need to enter the following information:

  • Email address: This is where all mail will be sent to
  • From : Source email address
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): address for the SMTP server
  • Port : Port number
  • Username: self-explanatory
  • Password: self-explanatory
  • User encryption: depends on provider(Gmail does)

And after you are done verifying that all provided information is correct click on Send test message.

Acronis Drive Monitor

If successful you should see a message similar to this one. Click OK to continue.

Acronis Drive Monitor

By default Acronis Drive Monitor will monitor in the background and alert when warnings and critical alerts appear. Optionally you can Send regular disk status reports.

Acronis Drive Monitor

By the way, this is how an alert looks like.


Configuring Acronis Drive Monitor to alert is easy and useful for those of us who rarely spend time administering multiple systems directly.


  1. Commented on
    Comment by Stephan

    I still have problems with the email notification. The SMTP server I configured does not need authentication, but as far as I can tell from the logs Acronis sends them with an authentication request, even if the username/password fields are empty. Additionally, when entering a username/password, then this combination gets sent to the SMTP server even after they have been cleared out again.

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