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I am getting an error when trying to configure email alerts with Munin. I've tried with both version 1.4.7 and 2.0.6.

My config file:

contacts admin
contact.admin.command mail -s "Munin notification ${var:host}"
contact.admin.always_send warning critical

    use_node_name yes
    address server1addr
    contacts enielson

The error,

2012/08/31 16:47:24 [WARNING] Missing configuration options for contact admin; skipping

How can I fix this?

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Turns out contacts must be defined before any host definitions. The example host (localhost) at the top of the config file was causing the the problem. – jjames Sep 4 '12 at 14:14

As stated in comments by jjames, contacts must be defined before hosts. The default munin.conf has a localhost host definition. If you add a new contact at the end of the file you will see this error. To fix remove the example localhost host definition.

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