[thelist] [SPAM] emailing reports of 404 errors to myself

Anthony Baratta anthony at baratta.com
Thu Apr 20 10:49:49 CDT 2006

-----Original message-----
From: Sarah Adams mrsanders at designshift.com
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 07:45:58 -0700
To: thelist thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [SPAM] [thelist] emailing reports of 404 errors to myself

> I'm running a site in ColdFusion that contains a lot of documents (doc,
> pdf, xls, ppt, etc). I'd like to set up a 404 notifier, so that every
> time a ColdFusion page or other file that doesn't exist is requested, I
> receive an email with the details. The closest I've been able to come to
> this is setting up a custom 404 in ColdFusion, and using it to email me
> the referrer, so that at least I know where the broken link is. Is
> there a better/easier way to do this, something that doesn't require
> looking through log files to find 404 errors?

I think your two best options are over-riding the 404 error document or using a log analysis tool to harvest the 404 errors.

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