Configuring the E-mail Connector

Atlas Hub uses Micro Focus Connect to synchronize with your email system. Use the following information to configure the email connector for the synchronization. Refer to the Micro Focus Community and Using Micro Focus Connect for further configuration instructions.

Tip: If you prefer, you can watch a video on how to configure the connector at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8hoK3Z8Wv0.

Note: The sample Connect.xml configuration provided with the email connector demonstrates how to set it up to synchronize Email messages into the Atlas Hub.

Connection Information

Collect and enter the following information in Micro Focus Connect:
Name
Enter a unique name for the data source.
Product
Select the data source product name.
TimeOffset
Number of seconds the data source time differs from the Micro Focus Connect process time.
User
Enter the email address for the user.
Password
Enter the password for the user.
Address
Enter the email address to connect to. For example: pop.gmail.com.
Port
Enter the port of the email system.
WatchFolder
Enter the folder to connect to. For example: Inbox.
StoreType
Enter the email system store type. For example: pop3s. The values can be: pop3, pop3s, imap, or imaps. Use the "s" version when a secure port is used by the email server.

Supported Properties

The email connector supports the below properties for the Email type (which is associated with the Concept type in Atlas Hub):

Subject
Subject text of the email.
From
Sender's address.
Attachments
Returns an HTML string that contains the text with the embedded attachments.
The attachments property should be mapped to a Content property in Atlas Hub. If the email contains an attachment, and that attachment is an image, then valid html content will be constructed containing that image and assigned to the Content property. If the content of the attachment is text then it will be inserted into the Content property. If no attachment is included, then the value for the Content property will be the body of the email with any embedded images.
Body
Returns a plain text string that contains just the text.
Date
The date the message was sent.
Whiteboard
A link to a Whiteboard item whose name property is Inbox. The Whiteboard property exists to create an Atlas Hub trace between the Concept and the Whiteboard item.

Project Map Syntax

The project map syntax for the email connector is address:password. For example, john@foo.com:foopassword.

Gmail Configuration

When using the email Connector with Gmail, you need to enable the Allow less secure apps setting in Gmail.

  1. Login to your Gmail account.
  2. In the Sign in & Security section, click Connected Apps & sites.
  3. Toggle the Allow less secure apps setting to ON.