Alerting and email

Hi

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
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    Grafana 7.2.1 on Linux RHEL 7.5
  • What are you trying to achieve?
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    I want to setup and alert in a dashboard and when the rule is trigered , I want to receive an email
  • How are you trying to achieve it?
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    On my panel , I set up an alert (rule, conditions, notification).
    I indicated an email address
  • What happened?
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    nothing
    I have not received an email
  • What did you expect to happen?
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    I expect to receive an email alerting me of a problem
  • Can you copy/paste the configuration(s) that you are having problems with?
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    NO
  • Did you receive any errors in the Grafana UI or in related logs? If so, please tell us exactly what they were.
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    no error message.
    The email address has disapeared in the alert section
  • Did you follow any online instructions? If so, what is the URL?
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    no online instructions explaining how to do that

Hi @did16

You should have a much better chance completing your goal with the new Unified Alerting in Grafana 8, which shipped today. It’s an entirely new alerting platform with much greater power and ease-of-use. And it includes much greater support for variables in alerts. It’s still behind a feature toggle until is’t more stable, but you should play with it:

Check it out:
docker run -p 3000:3000 --name=grafana -e "GF_FEATURE_TOGGLES_ENABLE=ngalert" grafana/grafana:8.0.2