We will talk about the smartd daemon: we will see how to schedule tests and how to configure it to so to be notified via email when an error is found on a storage device. In the course of the article I will assume the smartmontools package to be already installed. Please refer to the aforementioned article for installation instructions. This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-configure-smartd-and-be-notified-of-hard-disk-problems-via-email
I followed the guide and msmtp is working; however, email alerts from smartd aren’t working. Any advice?
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Do you see any relevant error messages in the logfiles?