PowerExchange for Email Server User Guide for PowerCenter

PowerExchange for Email Server User Guide for PowerCenter

Rules and Guidelines for Email Server Application Connections

Rules and Guidelines for Email Server Application Connections

The following table describes the guidelines that you can use when you specify a protocol to configure an Email Server application connection:
Protocol
Guidelines
IMAP and IMAPS
  • You can use IMAP or IMAP over SSL protocols to retrieve email data in real time.
  • To establish secure connection with the mail server using IMAPS, the mail server requires a security certificate. The security certificate must be added to the system JRE in the cacerts keystore.
    The cacerts keystore is located in the following directory:
    <PowerCenter Installation Directory>\java\jre\lib\security
POP3 and POP3S
  • You can access only the INBOX folder.
  • You cannot retrieve emails on the basis of read, unread, or recent flags.
  • You cannot mark retrieve emails as read or unread.
  • You cannot see the date when you retrieved or received email messages.
  • To establish secure connection with the mail server using POP3S, the mail server requires a security certificate. The security certificate must be added to the system JRE in the cacerts keystore.
    The cacerts keystore is located in the following directory:
    <PowerCenter Installation Directory>\java\jre\lib\security
  • You cannot read data in real time.
MAPI
  • When you connect to Outlook PST file or Microsoft Exchange Server, verify that Outlook is installed on the machine where the PowerCenter Integration Service runs.
  • You cannot retrieve mails on the basis of the recent flag or message number.
  • When you connect to Microsoft Exchange Server verify that the machine where the PowerCenter Integration Service runs is in the same domain as Microsoft Exchange Server.
  • When you connect to Microsoft Exchange Server , the PowerCenter Integration Service must be running under the account of a user who is a member of the local administrative group. This user must have the Act as a part of the operating system user right on the machine where the PowerCenter Integration Service runs. The user specified in the User Name connection attribute must have the Log on as a Service user right on the machine hosting the PowerCenter Integration Service.
  • The PowerCenter Integration Service establishes connection with PST file through MAPI. The PowerCenter Integration Service must be running on Windows.