Sending emails to commit authors

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18 May, 2017 07:23 AM


I've got my notifications section of my appveyor.yml setup like this:

  - provider: Email
      - '{{commitAuthorEmail}}'
    on_build_status_changed: true
    on_build_failure: true
    on_build_success: true

The above matches the instructions here

However, I do not get sent emails (either does the other contributor), and the build results page shows the following notification:

Error sending Email notification: Error sending email message

Any idea what the problem is?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 18 May, 2017 10:02 AM

    Ilya Finkelshteyn's Avatar

    Could you please check that committer does not committers do not keep addresses private. Please let us know if this helps.

  2. 2 Posted by a.truskinger on 19 May, 2017 01:11 AM

    a.truskinger's Avatar

    Hi Ilya,

    Thanks for the response.

    I've added a - ps: 'ls env:' to my appveyor.yml. Wit that I can see in the APPVEYOR_REPO_COMMIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL environment variable which is correctly set to [REDACTED]

    We still get the error sending email notification:

    Error sending email screenshot

    Any further thoughts?


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 21 May, 2017 08:25 AM

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    Sorry, it seems that we have issue with this functionality. Looking if we can fix this quickly. For now I can propose you the following workaround:

    • Have all your contributors added as users to AppVeyor account. If person already registered as user for some different organization in AppVeyor, add this person as a collaborator
    • Ask each person to setup Global email ratification settings. To make it less noisy it can be set like on attached picture.

    Please let us know if workaround works. Sorry once again for misleading doc.


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 22 May, 2017 03:45 PM

    Ilya Finkelshteyn's Avatar

    Filed this GitHub issue to track it.

  5. 5 Posted by a.truskinger on 23 May, 2017 12:08 AM

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    Hi Ilya,

    Thanks for filing that issue.

    In the meantime, I've tried setting up the alternative notifications which seem to work ok.


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