Alerting: This page contains information about our non alerting, email notifications. See our alerting docs for more info.

Digest Email

At a frequency of your choice (daily or weekly), Scout crunches the numbers on your app’s performance (both web endpoints and background jobs). Performance is compared to the previous week, and highlights are mentioned in the email.


The email identifies performance trends, slow outliers, and attempts to narrow down issues to a specific cause (like slow HTTP requests to another service).

Insights Email

Similar to the digest email, choose a frequency of your choice (daily or weekly), and Scout aggregates the newest insights (N+1, Slow Query, and Memory Bloat) across all your applications. insights table for insights mailer

Additionally, we also will aggregate up to 5 of the slowest web request and background job traces across all of your applications.

traces table for insights mailer