Email Notifier

Payara Server is able to direct notifications from the Notification service to a single given email address.


  • A valid, configured JavaMail session.


At a high level, the steps to configure the email notifier are:

  1. Create a JavaMail Session

  2. Create the notifier using the Asadmin CLI or through the Admin Console

Email Notifier Configuration

You will need a JavaMail session to send notifications; instructions on setting up a JavaMail session can be found in the core documentation of the JavaMail API.

Using the Admin Console

The email notifier is configured in the Email tab of the Notification Section of the server’s instance configuration in the Admin console. There are four fields available for configuration:


Determines whether the notifier should be enabled.


Sets whether the notifier will be enabled without a restart, true enables it immediately, while false requires a restart.

JavaMail JNDI Name

Sets the name of the Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) of the configured JavaMail session. The parameter name is --jndiName in the corresponding asadmin command.

Target Address

Sets the email address which will receive the email notifications. Currently only one address can be specified. The parameter name is --recipient in the corresponding asadmin command.

Email Notifier on Admin Console

Using the Asadmin CLI

The following command will set up the email notifier configuration:

asadmin set-email-notifier-configuration --jndiName=mail/exampleEmailNotifier --enabled=true --dynamic=true

And if you want to check the currently applied configuration, run the following command:

asadmin get-email-notifier-configuration

It will return the current configuration of the email notifier in full detail; including whether it is enabled, the recipient address, and the JNDI name of the current JavaMail session in use.

Here is an example output:

$ asadmin get-email-notifier-configuration

Enabled  JNDI Name                  Recipient
true     mail/exampleEmailNotifier