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As a sysadmin, I am responsible for responding to any monitoring alerts which occur out of hours. I have a company issue BlackBerry, so if a monitoring alert is sent, I can be notified. This is great .. provided I'm not in another room or asleep. Yes, it makes a noise when an email is received, but if I miss that little noise that lasts about 2 seconds, I've missed the alert.

What I'm looking for is an app (paid for isn't a problem) which can sound an alarm when an email is received that matches certain criteria that does not stop until I dismiss it.

Criteria would be any of the following (bonus points if I can mix and match criteria)

  • Sender address
  • Message subject
  • Recipients

This is primarily for a BlackBerry, but apps for other smartphones might be beneficial to the greater community.

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I don't know if there's an equivalent for BlackBerry, but this sounds like something for Tasker for Android. I used to do stuff like this but with text messages. –  Azz Nov 21 '10 at 2:09
    
Don't know about the Blackberry, but I use the combination of Missed Reminder (which will keep sounding an alert when I get an SMS), LockRinger (which makes sure that my ringer is never accidentally set too softly), and Google Voice for getting non-work SMSes. nagios sends messages directly to my phone via SMS, which Missed Reminder will sound an alert for every 30 seconds (configurable). For non-emergency SMSes, I give my Google Voice number, which uses a different ringer setting. –  Sean Reifschneider Nov 21 '10 at 3:22

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where is my droid

its for the android and can turn on the volume to full on a keyword sent over sms. Most carriers provide a callNumber@domain.com email which will sms your phone. You can have your alert be nagios.

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/alienmanfc6/wheresmyandroid

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As most people have stated, there are not many options for blackberry, but I recommend having the email send several times, and there should be a option in settings to make the alert longer and louder as I rememberer as I now have a Droid.

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More rings for emails will certainly give me more chance if I'm asleep, but it's not foolproof - it really needs a constant alarm to wake me up. –  Ben Pilbrow Nov 21 '10 at 19:14

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