We had a similar requirement for the forwarding of DFM alerts to pagers. Admittedly, we were somewhat disappointed when we were found out that we had to write our own PERL scripts to accomplish this. The solution you have proposed is a testament to some serious skill you appear to have in that area !
We came up with a solution where we run Outlook on the CW server and have DFM send email based alerts to it. An Outlook Inbox Assistant Rule was running that would forward only the alerts that contained the text we specified to the email address assigned to our pagers. Our pager provider had an email-to-pager service. The limitations here are that, as you stated, our infrastructure required to send email to the Internet must be functioning for all this to occur.
Another alternative that would remove the dependency on other email infrastructure is to purchase a 3rd party package like What's Up Gold ( http://www.uptimedevices.com/software/ ) and use your modem that's directly attached to your CW Server. However, if you're like us you may be trying to avoid yet another product to manage and are instead trying to squeeze the most out of CiscoWorks.
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