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From Stuart Yeates <stuart.yea...@oucs.ox.ac.uk>
Subject Re: forreestbot mail not being sent
Date Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:38:21 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> 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

done.

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-1058

cheers
stuart
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