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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: forreestbot mail not being sent
Date Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:29:38 GMT
Stuart Yeates wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
>> Stuart Yeates wrote:
>>> We've got a problem in which mail is not sent from forrestbot when a
>>> run in completed. The build and upload work fine. The build file has
>>> the following properties:
>>>
>>>  <property name="notify.email.host" value="smtp.ox.ac.uk"/>
>>>  <property name="notify.email.to" value="stuart.yeates@oucs.ox.ac.uk"/>
>>>  <property name="notify.administrator" value="Stuart Yeates"/>
>>>
>>> The machine can connect to smtp.ox.ac.uk on port 25 via telnet, so
>>> that's not the issue.
>>>
>>> The output (stdout) is:
>>>
>>> notify.email:
>>> Override ignored for property NOW
>>> Override ignored for property DSTAMP
>>> Override ignored for property TSTAMP
>>> Override ignored for property TODAY
>>> Using plain mail
>>> Sending email: ForrestBot build for simalbot succeeded
>>> From Forrestbot
>>> ReplyTo []
>>> To [stuart.yeates@oucs.ox.ac.uk]
>>> Cc []
>>> Bcc []
>>> Failed to send email
>>>
>>> Can anyone see what I'm doing wrong? Does anyone know how to turn
>>> debugging on in org.apache.commons.net (which appears to be where
>>> things are going wrong)?
>> Do you have the "notify.on.failure" etc. set in your forrestbot
>> descriptor? I suppose yes, or it wouldn't be trying to send the mail.
>>
>> Our docs say that some mailers need "notify.email.from".
>>
>> http://forrest.apache.org/tools/forrestbot.html#notify.email
>>
>> The forrestbot on our zone has "notify.email.host" as "localhost".
>>
>> Our descriptors are in our SVN if that helps for examples:
>> http://forrest.apache.org/zone.html
>>
>> Try a test to ensure that you can send mail direct from the
>> command-line on your server, as the user which runs forrestbot.
>>
>> That is all that i can think of for now.
> 
> I tried adding these properties, to no avail.
> 
> I eventually bit the bullet and installed an MTA (postfix) on the
> machine and changed the  notify.email.host to localhost. Everything
> worked instantly.
> 
> The two smtp hosts I tried to connect to are both quite aggressive
> in anti-spam measures, so maybe the roots lie there.
>

Could you please drop this into our issue tracker [1] with a link to 
this thread in the archives [2].

Ross

[1] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR
[2] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.text.xml.forrest.user/4434

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