[logback-dev] [JIRA] Resolved: (LBCLASSIC-52) Allow multiple addresses for "to" property of SMTPAppender

Ceki Gulcu (JIRA) noreply-jira at qos.ch
Thu Aug 28 16:52:45 CEST 2008

     [ http://jira.qos.ch/browse/LBCLASSIC-52?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel ]

Ceki Gulcu resolved LBCLASSIC-52.

    Resolution: Won't Fix

SMTPAppender already supports multiple email destinations. You can invoke addTo() as many times as you want. The documentation
of SMTPAppender already reads "Multiple recipients can be specified by using several <To> elements." 

I am marking this bug as WONT FIX as there is nothing to fix.

> Allow multiple addresses for "to" property of SMTPAppender
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LBCLASSIC-52
>                 URL: http://jira.qos.ch/browse/LBCLASSIC-52
>             Project: logback-classic
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Andrey Utkin
>            Assignee: Ceki Gulcu
> SMTPAppender don`t allow to specify multiple addresses in single "to" property. So that, it is (almost?) impossible to specify multiple "to"
> addresses via variable substitution. We should know exact number of addresses (variables) to specify appropriate quantity of <to>
> elements. But number of "to" addresses could be changed during application using and differ from customer to customer. So, IMFO it
> will be helpful to allow specifying multiple addresses in one <to> element. Multiple addresses could be separated by comma, for example (as comma is not valid character for email address).
> Right now we are using simple workaround. We subclass SMTPAppender and overwrite addTo():
> {code}
>     @Override
>     public void addTo(String to) {
>         StringTokenizer st = new StringTokenizer(to, ",");
>         while(st.hasMoreTokens()) {
>             super.addTo(st.nextToken().trim());
>         }
>     }
> {code}
> This solution works just fine for us. May be it will be good to include this feature in core logback too.

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