A simple chef report handler that uses the Pony gem to send email reports generated from an Erubis template. Inspired by the example handler on the Opcode wiki at


Using /etc/chef/config.rb

require 'rubygems'
require 'chef/mail/handler'

mail_handler =
report_handlers << mail_handler
exception_handlers << mail_handler


Author:: Mathieu Sauve-Frankel (

Copyright:: 2011, Mathieu Sauve-Frankel

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