This documentation supports the 9.1 version of Remedy Action Request System.

To view the latest version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Configuring outgoing mailboxes

You must create at least one outgoing mailbox to process outgoing mail, as described in this section. The following figure illustrates how to set a mailbox as the default outgoing mailbox.
Setting the default outgoing mailbox

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The Email Engine creates and sends messages based on the configuration options that you specify in the AR System Email Mailbox Configuration form. Outgoing messages can include results from actions specified in incoming messages, such as query or workflow results.

You can also link outgoing mailboxes to incoming mailboxes, to send the results of any actions from a specific incoming mailbox to a specific outgoing mailbox.

Note

To use notifications with email, you must designate one mailbox as your default notification mailbox. For more information, see Sending notifications.

Outgoing mailboxes support the MAPI and SMTP mail protocols.

To configure basic outgoing mailbox properties

  1. Open the AR System Email Mailbox Configuration form.
  2. Enter the following information in the fields above the tabs:
    • Mailbox Name — Enter a name that describes the function of the mailbox. For example, enter ARSystemEmail - Outgoing.
    • Mailbox Function — Select Outgoing.
    • Status — Select Enabled.
  3. In the Basic Configuration tab, select either SMTP or MAPI as the Email Server Type, and set the following values in the remaining fields:
    • MAPI(for 32-bit JVM only):
      • Server Type — Select MAPI.
      • Polling Interval — Select a polling interval for the Email Engine to check for new outgoing email from the BMC Remedy AR System server.
      • Profile Name — Enter the name of the Microsoft Exchange profile that you created during the product installation.
        This field is required because a profile is used to see the MAPI email account configuration information. For more information about Microsoft Exchange profiles, see your Microsoft Exchange documentation.
    • SMTP only:
      • Server Type — Select SMTP.
      • Polling Interval — Select a polling interval for the Email Engine to check for new outgoing email from the BMC Remedy AR System server.
      • Email Server Requires SSL — Select Yes to enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). For more information, see Configuring SSL for the Email Engine.
      • Email Server Name/IP — Enter the name or IP address of your company's mail server.
      • Email Server Port — Enter the mail server port number, or click Set Default Email Server Port to accept the default port.
      • Email Server User — If your mail server requires authentication information before sending email, enter the email account user name.
      • Email Server Password — Enter the password corresponding to the server user.
  4. Click Save.

To configure advanced outgoing mailbox properties

This section describes how to specify default settings for an outgoing mailbox, including default addressing and templates. You can do this by using the Advanced Configuration tab of the AR System Email Mailbox Configuration form as shown in the following figure: 

 Advanced configuration for outgoing mailboxes

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You can specify only one default template of each type for a mailbox. The AR System Email Templates form must already contain the templates.

Note

Review the information about advanced configuration settings in Creating and using email templates.

Perform the following steps:

  1. In the Advanced Configuration tab of the AR System Email Mailbox Configuration form, enter the following information in the fields above the tabs:
    • Associated Mailbox Name — Enter the name the existing mailbox that will receive instructions from this outgoing mailbox.
    • Default Outgoing Mailbox — Select Yes to make this outgoing mailbox route all emails that do not have a specified outgoing mailbox associated with them.
    • Display Name — Enter a descriptive name that appears in the From: line of outgoing emails.
      This option is not used with MAPI.
    • Email Address — Enter the email address of the server user that you created during the product installation.
      For example, if you entered a display name of ARSystem and an email address of arsystem@bmc.com, the From: line would be:
      From: ARSystem [arsystem@bmc.com]
      This option is not used with MAPI.
    • Reply To Address — Specify an email address where replies to your outgoing emails will be sent, or accept the default server user email address already in this field.
      This option is not used with MAPI.
    • Organization — If your email client displays your organization's name, enter the name of the organization or company.
    • Delete Outgoing Notification Messages — To have workflow-generated notification messages deleted from the AR System Email Messages form after they have been sent from this mailbox, select Yes.
      To save workflow-generated messages in the AR System Email Messages form, or if you are going to use email templates to modify records, select No.
      System administrators or other users with the appropriate permissions must delete manual messages.
  2. Specify Default Addressing for notifications and escalations:
    • Default To — Enter all email addresses that should receive outgoing messages from this mailbox if no other email address is specified in the message.
    • Default CC — Enter all email addresses that should receive copies of outgoing messages from this mailbox if no other email address is specified in the message.
    • Default BCC — Enter all email addresses that should receive blind copies of outgoing messages from this mailbox if no other email address is specified in the message.
  3. Specify Default Templates for notifications and escalations:
    • Header Template — Enter the name of the template to use for the message header if no other header template is specified.
    • Footer Template — Enter name of the template to use for the message footer if no other footer template is specified.
    • Status Template — Enter name of the template to use for the status if no other status template is specified.
    • Result Template — Enter the name of the template to use for the result if no other result template is specified.
  4. Click Save.

For more information about notifications and escalations, see Defining a workflow to send email notifications.

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