Please change email notification policy - too many emails!
Email notifications are great, except when they start repeating too often
For example, I receive three emails from my laptop during the past hour, all regarding the same temperature warning.
Ideally I would expect
FIRST EMAIL: WARNING, CONDITION 1 HAS BEEN MET
SECOND EMAIL: WARNING CONDITION 1 HAS BEEN MODIFIED
THIRD EMAIL: OK CONDITION 1 HAS DISSAPEARED
where Condition1 could be temperature or any other s.m.a.r.t. parameter.
At the present I'm getting so many emails that this renders the email notification useless and I am thinking to turn it off completely.
I'm not sure I expressed myself clearly: I'm getting the same email repeatedly that temperature is 43 degrees C, without temperature changing
Also for example if a parameter alternates close to the trigger email value, it would be nice to get maybe a single daily email to say something like "temperature went up and down 30 times past the critical temperature" instead of getting 30 emails
Maybe also putting all these options into the GUI could be useful.
another idea that went online in my head now is to dynamically self-adjust the warning temperature by reading the operating interval from the drive.
for example, my drive has a
"Min/Max Temperature Limit: 10/60 Celsius"
obtained with smartmontools for windows:
C:\kktools\dheapmon8.1\x86>smartctl -l scttemp sda
smartctl 5.40 2010-09-08 r3148 [i686-pc-mingw32-xp-sp3] (cf-win32-20100909)
Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net
=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SCT Status Version: 3
SCT Version (vendor specific): 522 (0x020a)
SCT Support Level: 1
Device State: Active (0)
Current Temperature: 35 Celsius
Power Cycle Min/Max Temperature: 23/38 Celsius
Lifetime Min/Max Temperature: 21/39 Celsius
Lifetime Average Temperature: 69 Celsius
Under/Over Temperature Limit Count: 0/0
SCT Temperature History Version: 2
Temperature Sampling Period: 1 minute
Temperature Logging Interval: 59 minutes
Min/Max recommended Temperature: 14/69 Celsius
Min/Max Temperature Limit: 10/60 Celsius
Temperature History Size (Index): 128 (72)
...and adjust this warning temperature for each drive that reports it
put other drives that do not have this feature under a generic limit (the one that is now 42)