Apache log4net� SDK Documentation - Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

SmtpPickupDirAppender Class

Send an email when a specific logging event occurs, typically on errors or fatal errors. Rather than sending via smtp it writes a file into the directory specified by PickupDir. This allows services such as the IIS SMTP agent to manage sending the messages.

For a list of all members of this type, see SmtpPickupDirAppender Members.


public�class�SmtpPickupDirAppender : BufferingAppenderSkeleton

Thread Safety

Public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are safe for multithreaded operations. Instance members are not guaranteed to be thread-safe.


The configuration for this appender is identical to that of the SMTPAppender, except that instead of specifying the SMTPAppender.SMTPHost you specify PickupDir.

The number of logging events delivered in this e-mail depend on the value of BufferSize option. The SmtpPickupDirAppender keeps only the last BufferSize logging events in its cyclic buffer. This keeps memory requirements at a reasonable level while still delivering useful application context.


Namespace: log4net.Appender

Assembly: log4net (in log4net.dll)

See Also

SmtpPickupDirAppender Members | log4net.Appender Namespace