IMAP Capture main configuration window

The main configuration window allows you to configure general settings of the component that are not related to a particular server, mail account, or set of search criteria.

The component can be configured to process messages from several IMAP accounts. Each account has associated email classes. An email class specifies the criteria according to which the component will search for email messages in the account. The exact criteria are defined in the Email Class Configuration dialog box. You can see the order of accounts and their email classes in the tree. Accounts are represented as first level elements and classes as their children nodes.

One account can have several associated email classes. For example, you can add two or more classes that will search for messages from different senders and pass them into different workflows.

Option Description
Add Click this button to add a new item into the tree. When you click this button, the component provides you with the following two options: Account and Email class. To select an option, click it in the menu.
  • Account: select this option to add a new account into the tree. This will open the IMAP Account Settings dialog box.

    A new account will be added to the end of the list in the tree.

  • Email class: select this option to add a new email class to the currently selected account. This will open the Email Class Configuration dialog box.
    Note: An email class can be added only to an account; if there is no account in the configuration, this option is disabled.
Remove Select an item in the tree and click this button to permanently remove it.

When you remove accounts, then all their email classes will be removed as well.

Edit Click this button to edit a selected item in the tree.

The component will open the IMAP Account Settings or the Email Class Configuration dialog box for account and email class correspondingly. Use the opened dialog box to edit properties of the selected item.

Up, Down Use these buttons to move the selected item in the tree up or down.
Collapse all, Expand all, Duplicate These buttons allow you to collapse or expand the tree of accounts and to duplicate the selected item.
Accounts processing order Use this group of settings to specify the processing order that the component will use at its work.

The component processes specified accounts using the following basic logic: the processing starts with the first account in the tree and goes down through the list of all accounts until it reaches the end; then the component continues checking accounts again from the top.

Use the options of this group to specify the behavior of the component when it detects an account which has a message that satisfies a criterion of this account.

Checking an account consists of checking the list of associated email classes in the descending order until some class matches a new message that meets class criteria.

Top to bottom Select this option if you want the component to start checking emails with the first account in the list after each processed message.
Cyclic Select this option if you want the component to continue checking accounts in sequence after having processed a message.

This options means, that after the component detects a message to be captured and captures this message, it continues to check account in the descending order.

Home directory Specify the directory which the component will use for temporarily storing its working files. You may do it manually or click the browse button (...) to navigate to a desired directory.
Automatically create at run time Select this check box, if you want the component to create the folder, specified by Home directory, if it does not already exist.

If you do not select this check box and specify an nonexistent folder in Home directory, the component will prompt to create the folder when you click OK to close the dialog box.