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Oracle® Secure Enterprise Search Administrator's Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2.2)

Part Number E23427-01
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Setting Up E-Mail Sources

An e-mail source enables users to search e-mail messages on an IMAP server. The following procedures identify the basic steps for setting up an e-mail source using the Oracle SES Administration GUI. For more information on each page, click Help.

For Oracle Collaboration Suite and Oracle Beehive mail sources, use the "Setting Up Oracle Collaboration Suite E-Mail Sources".

To create an e-mail source: 

  1. On the Home page, select the Sources secondary tab to display the Sources page.

  2. For Source Type, select E-mail.

  3. Click Create to display the Create E-Mail Source page.

  4. Complete the following fields. Click Help for additional information.

    • Source Name: Name that you assign to this table source.

    • IMAP Server: Address of the IMAP server, such as

    • Archive: Directory where crawled messages are stored. On Oracle RAC, this directory must be in the shared crawler log directory, which is set on the Global Settings - Crawler Configuration page.

    • Self Service : Enabled to prompt users for their credentials, or Disabled to provide credentials for a single user on this page.

  5. Click Create.

  6. Follow the steps for crawling and indexing a source in "Getting Started Basics for the Administration GUI".

E-Mail Attributes

Oracle SES crawls and searches these search attributes.