General tab

Configure options to required to communicate with the email server.

Option Description
Server Enter the name or IP address of the mail server from which email messages will be retrieved.
Note: The server should support the POP3 protocol.
User Name Enter the name of the user account that will be used to connect to the mail server. In practice, this represents the name of an electronic mailbox, and can be represented by the following string: account@serverdomain, where:
  • account: a unique name of an electronic mailbox. The account name is mandatory.
  • @serverdomain: a name of the domain to which the mailbox belongs; it can be omitted.

For example, if the desired account email address is, then the following strings are valid user names:

  • adriana.dubois

The component will retrieve email messages from the account specified in this field. The component will poll email messages from all folders which allow capturing messages through POP3 protocol.

Password Enter the password of the user account specified in User Name.
Port Number Specify the port number that will be used by the component to establish a TCP connection to the mail server.

The default port for an unencrypted POP3 connection is 110. The default port for an encrypted connection using SSL is 995.

This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) Select this check box if the server requires an encrypted Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection.
Save message body as a file Select this check box to save the email as a text file that will be created by the component and passed to the workflow in a job created for the message. The will contain only the email header and body content.

When this check box is cleared, the body of the email message is not passed into the workflow, but can be got using RRTs.

This option does not affect email file attachments: in any case, all email attachments are captured and passed into the workflow in a single job for each email message.

Keep raw message content Select this check box to keep the message content in a local directory. When this check box is selected, the text box is enabled: specify the path to a directory where you want to keep messages in it. You can specify the path manually or using the browse button (...) to browse for a desired folder.
Important: The component stores captured messages in a file of raw format with all their metadata retrieved from the user account; attachments are stored in the same file as a Base64 encoded string.