[erlang-questions] logging with email output

Ahmed Ali <>
Fri Nov 28 16:09:50 CET 2008

Hi Adam,

Log4erl doesn't have an email logger yet. Currently, I'm working on
producing a stable API and getting the basics right (e.g. log format,
performance...etc) and multiple log_appenders are next.

However, it's not hard to add email_appender to the 0.8 version of
Log4erl. If you're currently using log4erl and interested in having
this feature, I can speed the process up for you.

Anyways, this will be added to features pipeline. If you implemented
this using the standard erlang error_logger, please share the code
with us.

Best regards,

Ahmed Al-Issaei.

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 2:02 AM, Adam Duston <> wrote:
> Thanks, I've seen this before. Allow me to ask the question in a
> different way. Suppose you deploy an application, and there is a bug
> that only appears under certain circumstances. The circumstances don't
> occur for the first few days, but then the number of users increases
> and a gen_server starts crashing every few minutes, each time getting
> restarted by the supervisor. This could happen, for example, if there
> is a situation that produces deadlock and gen_server calls start
> timing out. Of course, each time a message is written to the SASL log.
> Am I expected to use rb to read through the SASL log on a daily basis?
> I can't imagine that I'm the first one facing this problem. How have
> people dealt with this in the past?
> Thanks again,
> Adam
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 3:54 PM, Gleb Peregud <> wrote:
>> There's a log4j clone for Erlang:
>> http://code.google.com/p/log4erl/
>> But it seems it does not have a email logger, though it shouldn't be
>> too hard to write one,
>> BR
>> On 11/20/08, Adam Duston <> wrote:
>>> In my Java application, I can use an email logging target with log4j
>>> and then, when an exception occurs, an email is politely delivered to
>>> my inbox. In my Erlang app, I'm logging info and errors using
>>> error_logger. I would like to be notified by email when one of my
>>> gen_servers trips badly enough to shutdown and get restarted by the
>>> supervisor. What is the idiomatic way to do this?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Adam
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