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Get Email Messages
This activity can be used to capture info about one or more email messages.

Properties

Input

  • Server Address: URL of the target email server; e.g. mail.tailent.com
  • Port: port of target mail server; e.g. 994
  • Mail Count: number of email messages to retrieve; e.g. 30
  • Use SSL: specifies if the connection should use SSL
    • True
    • False
  • Delete Messages: specifies if the retrieved messages should be deleted or not
    • False
    • True
  • Only Unread: specifies if the unread messages should be retrieved
    • False
    • True
  • Mark Read: specifies if the retrieved messages should be marked as read or not
    • False
    • True
  • Username: user name for target mail account e.g. [email protected]
  • Password: password for the target email account
  • Folder Name: Specifies the folder where the email messages should be retrieved from.
Default value is INBOX; Subfolders can be accessed only using the format INBOX.FolderName

Output

  • Output: the variable in which the message will be stored.

Misc

  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project
  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.
  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.
  • Abort on Error: True/False
  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

  • Get an email containing a task to be performed, or a ticket to be processed by the support team (in case they don’t have a ticketing tool yet)
  • Get emails containing invoices from suppliers
  • Get emails from customers containing a Purchase Order (PO)

Examples of Using Get Email Messages

Example
In this example, the robot will get info about email messages from an inbox folder.
Prerequisites: Outlook Online
Watch the robot in action:
You can see how the Get Email Messages activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:
Get and Move Email Message - Save Email Attachment.zip
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Get Email Messages sample project
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