Mail notification to given email address

What is the best way to send mail notification about builds (all - failed and successful) for given project to given email address (e.g. mailing list).

I want to have the delivered to group of people and I don't want to create fake users for each project

mm

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Michal,

For the current version of TeamCity, this is not possible. You can either create a fake user for this (one user per group e-mail address) or write your own plugin that will send the messages.

You can comment/watch/vote for the issue in our tracker for the feature: http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/TW-3737

BTW, can you describe a bit why would you want to send group notifications instead of the users tuning their notifications themselves? e.g. if the users are developers, then Notifications of the builds with own changes may provide less interruptions. And My Changes page can provide a good entry point analyzing latest own changes.

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Best regards,

Yegor Yarko
Project Manager
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Hello Yegor!

I am just about experimenting with our Team City installation and at the moment there are not so much users which are suing it.
Soon we will have much more users.

I am trying to find a right balance between sending not enough or too much information.
I personally find the information that a build of some project was made vital for at least all
developers of given project and not only for developer who committed some changes. So I don't really want to leave that choice,
which notification are sent to which developer as I am afraid people will always forget
to add themselves as "build observers" to some projects.

Other important point:
Once we have new developer in our company - I want to only add him/her to Active Directory (AD) and configure his groups (projects)
and without any manual intervention (e.g. require him to first login to Team City) he should be receiving build notification for his project(s)
from the very moment when he is added to Active Directory.

BTW: I don't know yet if it possible to force TC to take email addresses from Active Directory...

I am not so hot about adding fake users as users are taken from Company's Active Directory and I don't want to pollute it with information which is
only used as workaround for one tool.

As I don't have too much experience with TC - maybe the patterns which I am describing are not really the best ones?


Michal

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Michal,

Thank you for the description of your case.

BTW: I don't know yet if it possible to force TC to take email addresses from Active Directory...


Unfortunately, not yet. This can be done via more tight LDAP integration, but currently TeamCity just checks for user/password via LDAP and does not retrieve any information. We have this feature filed, but not yet planned: http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/TW-2407

I am not so hot about adding fake users as users are taken from Company's Active
Directory and I don't want to pollute it with information which is only used as workaround for one tool.


Valid point. We will really consider including TW-3737 into future versions plans.

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Best regards,

Yegor Yarko
Project Manager
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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