|Oracle Workflow Administrator's Guide|
Part Number B10283-02
A notification mailer is a Java program that performs e-mail send and response processing for the Oracle Workflow Notification System, using the JavaMail API. You need to implement one or more notification mailers only if you want to have your workflow users receive their notifications by e-mail, as well as from the Worklist web pages.
Context: You need to perform this step only once.
See: Managing Notification Mailers
See: Setting Up Notification Mailers
See: Outbound Notification Mailer Processing
See: Inbound Notification Mailer Processing
See: Wireless Notifications
See: Full MIME Support
See: Notification Preferences
See: Plain Text E-mail
See: HTML-Formatted E-mail with Attachments
See: HTML-Formatted E-mail
See: Plain Text E-mail with an HTML Attachment
See: E-mail Notification Security
See: Reviewing Notifications via Electronic Mail, Oracle Workflow User's Guide
See: Defining Rules for Automatic Notification Processing, Oracle Workflow User's Guide
See: Standard Agents, Oracle Workflow Developer's Guide
The notification mailer program is defined as a service component type in the Generic Service Component Framework. This framework helps to simplify and automate the management of background Java services. For more information about managing service components, please refer to the Oracle Applications Manager online help or the Oracle Enterprise Manager online help.
Oracle Workflow provides one seeded notification mailer service component, called Workflow Notification Mailer. Most of the configuration parameters for this mailer are set to default values. You can enter several of the remaining required parameters using AutoConfig for Oracle Applications, or the Workflow Configuration Assistant for the standalone version of Oracle Workflow. After installation, you then only need to enter the e-mail inbox password in order to complete the configuration of this mailer. If the mail servers and Business Event System components used by this notification mailer are set up as well, and the service component container to which the Workflow Notification Mailer belongs is started, then the seeded notification mailer automatically starts running once its configuration is complete.
You can also optionally modify some of the default values for the seeded Workflow Notification Mailer or create additional notification mailer service components. For example, you can create a notification mailer that processes only messages that belong to a particular workflow item type. You can also configure any notification mailer service component to process only inbound messages, or only outbound messages.
You can associate inbound and outbound mailers with each other by assigning them the same mailer node name. You can optionally assign the same node name to multiple outbound mailers, but you must not assign the same node name to more than one mailer that performs inbound processing.
Note: The node name for each node must be unique. However, multiple outbound mailers and one inbound mailer can share the same node. The maximum length for a node name is eight characters.
If you create custom notification mailer service components, you can assign them to the seeded container for notification mailers. In Oracle Applications, the seeded container is named Workflow Mailer Service; in standalone Oracle Workflow, the seeded container is named WFMLRSVC, within an OC4J instance named Service_Component_Container. In Oracle Applications, based on the volume to be handled by the seeded container, you can also choose to create your own custom containers. You create a container as a GSM service in Oracle Applications Manager. If you create a custom GSM service in OAM, you can copy the service parameters from the seeded Workflow Mailer Service to your new service in order to specify how to run the new service. For more information about notification mailer configuration options, please refer to the Oracle Applications Manager online help or the Oracle Enterprise Manager online help.
See: Setting Up Notification Mailers