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How can I trigger email notification on Pipeline build failure using the Email Notify pipe?

How do I add the logic to a pipe to check the build exit code and only send email upon failure?

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Hi @Doug Harriman , 

You should be able to check the exist code of the pipeline step in the after-script section of the step


    - step:
        name: Build and test
          - npm install
          - npm test
          - if [[ BITBUCKET_EXIT_CODE -eq 0 ]]; then exit 0; else echo "Step failed"
- pipe: atlassian/email-notify:0.3.8
FROM: ''
TO: ''
HOST: ''
BODY_PLAIN: "Build failed!"

The BITBUCKET_EXIT_CODE variable is available in the after-script. The value will be 0 of the step is successful and 1 if the step has failed. 



We tried to implement this suggestion, but get the following error : 

if [[ BITBUCKET_EXIT_CODE -eq 0 ]]; then exit 0; else echo "Step failed";bash: /opt/atlassian/pipelines/agent/tmp/ line 96: syntax error: unexpected end of file


Any input would be appreciated.



Like Georgi Vladov likes this

Me too:


Fixes adding "fi":


if [[ BITBUCKET_EXIT_CODE -eq 0 ]]; then exit 0else echo "Step failed" fi
Like Radoslav Dragijev likes this

Did not work for me. Any other approach?

I thought I should be posting my question as a separate one so moving it to a separate thread here How to configure email notifications using Microso... (



Hi @Alexander Zhukov ,

I am also getting same error like...

if [[ BITBUCKET_EXIT_CODE -eq 0 ]]; then exit 0; else echo "Step failed"bash: /opt/atlassian/pipelines/agent/tmp/ line 94: syntax error: unexpected end of file


Also i have tried @Goinnn 's trick, but i didn't work for me. Please help me.


I'm a bit late but try this:

if [[ BITBUCKET_EXIT_CODE -eq 0 ]]; then exit 0else echo "Step failed"; fi;

Also, did you get this implemented?

In the logs it says "Sending email..." and then "✖ Failed to send email to <TO-email>. Check your configuration settings."

What needs to be filled in 'username' and 'from' fields?

Dear did you able to fix this issue 
because I am getting the same error 
"failed to send email check your configuration setting "

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