0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 24, 2011 2:49 PM by creatureoflegend

    log4j SMTP appender w/ Gmail = no email :(

    creatureoflegend Newbie

      Hi, All!


      I've been googling this for 2 days now and can't find an answer. What I want to do is have jboss email me error and fatal log messages. The message is logging to the console and the log file, but I am not recieving any email. Nor can I find a log4j stacktrace that I would expect if there's an error in log4j when it tries to email me.  Here's what I did:


      Edited the jboss-4.2.3.GA\server\default\conf\jboss-log4j.xml


      Uncommented and modified the following pieces:



      <!-- EMail events to an administrator  -->

         <appender name="SMTP" class="org.apache.log4j.net.SMTPAppender">

           <errorHandler class="org.jboss.logging.util.OnlyOnceErrorHandler"/>

           <param name="Threshold" value="ERROR"/>

           <param name="To" value="myEmail@domain.com"/>

           <param name="From" value="theEmailFrom@gmail.com"/>

           <param name="Subject" value="JBoss Sever Errors"/>

           <param name="SMTPHost" value="smtp.gmail.com"/>

      <param name="SMTPUsername" value="theEmailFrom@gmail.com" />

      <param name="SMTPPassword" value="theGmailPassword" />

           <param name="BufferSize" value="10"/>

           <layout class="org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout">

             <param name="ConversionPattern" value="[%d{ABSOLUTE},%c{1}] %m%n"/>


      <filter class="org.apache.log4j.varia.LevelRangeFilter">

      <param name="LevelMin" value="ERROR"/>

      <param name="LevelMax" value="FATAL"/>







            <appender-ref ref="CONSOLE"/>

            <appender-ref ref="FILE"/>

        <appender-ref ref="SMTP"/>






      java code in my webapp:




      org.jboss.logging.Logger jbossLogger = org.jboss.logging.Logger.getLogger(this.getClass());





      my version of jboss is jboss-4.2.3.GA (I know it's old, but we can't upgrade right now)

      java: jdk1.6.0_26

      OS: Windows XP Professional


      Also, I did check the spam folder of the email I'm tryong to send the message to, nothing there either.


      Can anyone see what I'm doing wrong? Also is there a special place to look for the log4j error messages or is it just console and server.log?


      Thank you so much!