New Feature – Each Monitor Can Have Different Alert Contacts

Once a monitor is detected as down (and back up), Uptime Robot was sending notifications to all alert contacts defined in the “My Settings” page.. until today.

We have rolled an exciting update today where you can assign different alert contacts for each monitor.

Let’s say:

  • you have 10 monitors, 3 of them are your own websites and others belong to customers. And, you want Uptime Robot to notify your customers for “only” the up/down events of their websites,
  • you want to notify the web developer when your company website goes down and notify the IT admin when e-mails server don’t work.

These are all possible now.

How to use it?

Alert contacts are still defined to your account from the “My Settings” page. After that, they can be selected per monitor from the “add and edit monitor” dialogs.

What about my current alert contact settings?

We have assigned your alert contacts to your monitors accordingly. So, everything will keep working how they were.

If you prefer to change the alert contacts of a monitor, simply click the “edit” icon besides it and you’ll see how easy it is.

Did these updates change effect the API?

Yes. There are now new methods and features reflecting the changes. Another blog post is coming about it within a few hours.

14 replies on “New Feature – Each Monitor Can Have Different Alert Contacts”

Love this site but this blog post describes a usage scenario thats not currently possible.

“10 sites, 3 of them my own and rest customers” would need 8 contacts defined but I can only add 5 contacts to the site.

Hope this gets expanded soon.


Free email-to-SMS gateways are sometimes unstable and I suggest retrying again.

Also, you can find the format email-to-SMS messages sent here. You can also give it a try by mailing to your SMS number using the format and find out if it works that way.

When I set the email to be notified for ups and downs it doesnt show when I go back to it. ie I set x client as an email notification to me if the client is down and I have two different addresses it can be sent to …when i set it and then click edit monitor it updates …then when i re-open it it shows nothing clicked???

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