I have been playing around with Icinga2 for some monitoring at home. I wanted to monitor a few of my external services. Since my email is one (or the primary) of them I needed alert notifications to be sent via something else. So I setup ssmtp and have email sent through a gmail account.
Make sure to enable the account to be accessible by less secure methods for this to work. If anyone comes across a way to not have to enable that, please let me know. Continue reading