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Email Transport Reference

The email transport is comprised of several transports for email connectivity. The implementation supports CC/BCC/ReplyTo addresses, attachments, custom Header properties and customizable authentication. See each email transport page for more details.

Configuration Examples

Here is a configuration snippet from the bookstore example. This flow is triggered when you send a string to vm://emailNotification and send an order verification email to a specified address:


         
      
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<flow name="EmailNotificationService">
    <vm:inbound-endpoint path="emailNotification" exchange-pattern="one-way" />
    <smtps:outbound-endpoint user="${user}" password="${password}" host="${host}" from="${from}"
                             subject="Your order has been placed!">
        <custom-transformer class="org.mule.example.bookstore.transformers.OrderToEmailTransformer" />
        <email:string-to-email-transformer />
    </smtps:outbound-endpoint>
</flow>

Here is a configuration snippet from the errorhandler example. This endpoint takes a ErrorMessageToExceptionBean java object and converts it to an email to a specified address:


         
      
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<smtp:outbound-endpoint user="${smtp.username}" password="${smtp.password}"
                        host="${smtp.host}" port="${smtp.port}"
                        to="${email.toAddress}" from="${email.fromAddress}"
                        subject="${email.subject}">
    <transformer ref="ErrorMessageToExceptionBean" />
    <transformer ref="ExceptionBeanToXML" />
    <email:string-to-email-transformer/>
</smtp:outbound-endpoint>

You can find full working configuration examples in each transport reference page.

The full example code for the bookstore and errorhandler examples are included in the http://www.mulesoft.org/download-mule-esb-community-edition[Mule ESB Community Edition].

Filters

Filters can be set on an endpoint to filter out any unwanted messages. The Email transport provides a couple of filters that can either be used directly or extended to implement custom filtering rules.

Filter Description

org.mule.providers.email.filters.AbstractMailFilter

A base filter implementation that must be extended by any other mail filter.

org.mule.providers.email.filters.MailSubjectRegExFilter

Applies a regular expression to a Mail Message subject.

This is how you define the MailSubjectRegExFilter in your Mule configuration:


         
      
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<message-property-filter pattern="to=barney@mule.org"/>

The ' pattern ' attribute is a regular expression pattern. This is defined as java.util.regex.Pattern.

Transformers

Email Transport

The email transport supplies various email connectivity options.

Transformers

These are transformers specific to this transport. Note that these are added automatically to the Mule registry at start up. When doing automatic transformations these will be included when searching for the correct transformers.

Name Description

email-to-string-transformer

Converts an email message to string format.

string-to-email-transformer

Converts a string message to email format.

object-to-mime-transformer

Converts an object to MIME format.

mime-to-bytes-transformer

Converts a MIME message to a byte array.

bytes-to-mime-transformer

Converts a byte array message to MIME format.

Here is how you define transformers in your Mule configuration file:


        
     
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<email:bytes-to-mime-transformer encoding="" ignoreBadInput="" mimeType="" name="" returnClass="" xsi:type=""/>
<email:email-to-string-transformer encoding="" ignoreBadInput="" mimeType="" name="" returnClass="" xsi:type=""/>
<email:mime-to-bytes-transformer encoding="" ignoreBadInput="" mimeType="" name="" returnClass="" xsi:type=""/>
<email:object-to-mime-transformer encoding="" ignoreBadInput="" mimeType="" name="" returnClass=""
useInboundAttachments="true" useOutboundAttachments="true"/>
<email:string-to-email-transformer encoding="" ignoreBadInput="" mimeType="" name="" returnClass="" xsi:type=""/>

Each transformer supports all the common transformer attributes and properties:

Transformer

A reference to a transformer defined elsewhere.

Attributes of <transformer…​>

Name Type Required Default Description

ref

string

yes

The name of the transformer to use.

Child Elements of <transformer…​>

Name Cardinality Description

The object-to-mime-transformer has the following attributes:

Attribute Description Default Value

useInboundAttachments

Whether to transform inbound attachment in the input message into MIME parts.

true

useOutboundAttachments

Whether to transform outbound attachment in the input message into MIME parts.

true

To use these transformers, make sure you include the 'email' namespace in your Mule configuration.

Limitations