MaxMon email reports or alerts (see Q: What's the difference between reports and alerts?) have a subject, a body and (optionally) one or more attachments.

NOTE: To remove a sensor or actuator from future reports and alerts disable it on its Sensor or Actuator settings screen.

Subject

The email subject is the first thing you see in your Inbox.

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It contains the string MaxMon, the site name you configured in General settings and the date/time the report was sent. Report subjects are prefixed by Report and alerts by ALERT, which can be useful for configuring filtering rules in your email client.

Body

The body of a report (or alert) email is split into three sections: a summary of what happened in the report time period, a set of graphical plots of each sensor and actuator (collectively known as transducers) over the report time period and the raw sensor and actuator data.

The summary lets you see 'at a glance' what has happened at your remote property.

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The summary begins with the site name, the time of the report and the period it covers (e.g. the last 24 hours). Then it shows each installed sensor or actuator with its last reported reading, its minimum and maximum values over the report time period, and a total cumulative value (where that makes sense). The final column is a link to the associated graphical plot.

Sensor readings that are currently reporting alert conditions are highlighted in red with a '**' prefix. Sensors that are not currently in an alert condition, BUT were at some time during the report period, are highlighted in orange with a '*' prefix. Sensors that reported non-alert readings for the entire report period are shown in green with no prefix. Current actuator readings are shown in blue (actuators don't report alerts). Historical readings are shown in grey - the idea being that you can quickly scan the table, looking for red or orange problems.

The summary is followed by graphical plots for each sensor and actuator over the time period. Configure display ranges and alert thresholds on the Sensor and Actuator settings screens.

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The graphical plots are followed by a table containing raw sensor and actuator readings, taken at the log interval you specified in general settings (the default is every 10 minutes).

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Cumulative totals are shown at the bottom of the table, for sensors or actuators where this makes sense, such as total power consumed in kWh over a 24-hour period. You can easily copy and paste data from this table into a PC spreadsheet for further analysis.

Attachment(s)

Sensors may attach file data to the email report or alert, e.g. the Location(LL) sensor attaches a KML file. A separate viewing application may be required to view these attachments.