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  1. Preface
  2. Understanding Data Types and Field Properties
  3. Designing Processes
  4. Using and Displaying Data
  5. Designing Guides
  6. Designing Process Objects
  7. Designing Service Connectors
  8. Using Connectors
  9. System Services, Listeners and Connectors

2. Design

2. Design

Email Connection Properties

Email Connection Properties

In Process Designer, you can define an Email connection type that allows you to send email from one or more configured email servers as part of a published process.
In some cases, you might want to define multiple connections. For example, you might use different SMTP hosts for each school within a university or have multiple domains that each require a unique SMTP configuration. Each SMTP host requires a separate connection.
In addition to the general connection properties (see
Design > Using Connectors > Creating a Connection > Defining Connection Properties
), you can configure the email-specific properties described below.
When you implement a
Service
step that includes an Email connection, note the following:
  • You can configure the connection to run on either a specific agent or on Cloud Server or Any Secure Agent.
  • You can publish the Email connection to run on a specific Secure Agent, and then call it in a
    Service
    step for another process, whether the process runs on the same agent, a different agent or on the Cloud Server. You do not need to wrap it in a process running on the agent where it was published.
  • You can set Message headers in the process.
  • You can send attachments in the email connection.
Property
Description
Authentication
Choose
Disable
if you want the connection to run with no authentication. For example, SMTP might be configured in your environment to work without authentication.
Otherwise, choose
Enable
.
Host
Enter the email server’s DNS name, such as mail.mydomain.com or an IP address, such as 192.168.1.1.
Port
Enter the port to use for communications between the Process Server and the email server.
Default: 25
Username
Required if you enable authentication.
If SMTP is configured in your environment to work without authentication, do not enter a user name and password.
If you disable authentication, any value entered here is ignored.
Enter the user name used to login to your email server, usually the account name/email address. For example:
notifyme@mydomain.com
Password
Required if you enable authentication.
Not required if you disable authentication.
If SMTP is configured in your environment to work without authentication, do not enter a user name and password.
If you disable authentication, any value entered here is ignored.
Enter the password for the above email address.
Security
Select an option for the security protocol:
None
,
TLS
(Transport Layer Security), or
SSL
(Secure Sockets Layer). If necessary, change the Port to enable the appropriate security protocol.
Connection Timeout
Specify the connection timeout in milliseconds.
Default: 30000
If you encounter a timeout while using an Email connection, review your network and firewall configuration.
Test Address
Enter the email address where you want to send a test message when you click Test to validate this connection.
From Address
Enter the email address you want to appear in the From field of emails sent from this connection. For example, no-reply@example.com.