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JIRA QUEUE: Warning: Sending mail is disabled

I have upgraded my jria to jira 4.4.5. I have configured new smtp server. Verified a test email as well and then sent and email to a group all worked fine. But when I create a ticket emails are stuck in queue. In mail Queue as shown in image I can see a Warning: Sending mail is disabled

From where I can enable this?

Many thanks in advance.


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As a follow up to pjesi's post, in my SDK I added the systemPropertyVariables in the pom.xml as below and it worked:




The problem is that this does not work with atlas-run-standalone

It was disabled from


how did you enable it?

You can run it as atlas-run-standalone --product jira --jvmargs '-Datlassian.mail.senddisabled=false'

the above comment (atlas-run-standalone --product jira --jvmargs '-Datlassian.mail.senddisabled=false') worked perfectly for me, thank you

Tam Tran Atlassian Team Sep 24, 2015

@Andrew Zakordonets's comment should be an accepted answer. Thank you!

Patrick Cartier Community Leader Oct 04, 2019

If I run this, all I have is Jira Core, anyway to run this and get Jira Software?

Just an update for anyone new coming to this question, in the latest JIRA there is way to disable outgoing mail from the UI.

Navigate to the outgoing mail configuration panel, and ensure that outgoing mail is enabled.

I have answered it already. In my case I configured a second test server for jira I disabled emails by calling send.disabled=true in JAVA_OPTS so people shouldn't get emails from test server. Sam

I was using the SDK and it didn't work there. But I managed to get it to work by adding as <systemPropertyVariables> in pom.xml


The solution above works running the command atlas-debug? I put the following code


in the pom.xml (the pom.xml of the plugin that I'm developing) but when I go to the Administration > Outgoing Mail, a message is displayed in the top of the page.

Outgoing mail was disabled with the -Datlassian.mail.senddisabled=true JVM argument before JIRA was started. JIRA cannot send email until you remove the JVM argument and restart JIRA

Anyone has a solutions for this? I'm using the sdk 6.2.14, with jira 7.2.2.


I found a way to do that: execute the command

atlas-debug --jvmargs -Datlassian.mail.senddisabled=false


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