The mgiPOP Tag
Use the mgiPOP tag to download emails from a POP email account
and enter each email as a record in an MGI database. Depending
on the POP account settings, emails may be left on the server
or deleted from the server as they are downloaded. Attachments
are stripped from the email and are not saved.
The mgiPOP tag has four required parameters and one optional
parameter. The tag form is:
<mgiPOP username="Username" password="Password"
mailServer="POP Server" databaseName="Database"
- username - The username is the login for the POP account.
- password - The password is the password for the POP
- mailServer - The mailServer is the incoming POP server
that is used to retrieve the email.
- databaseName - The name of the MGI database where
email records are added. If the database does not exist, it will
be created. Emails are parsed into the following fields:
- Header (long text )
- Message (long text )
- Read (boolean )
- Unique ID (text, 50, indexed, unique )
- To (long text )
- From (long text )
- From Name (long text )
- From Email (long text )
- Date (long text )
- Subject (long text )
- Size (long text )
- Return-Path (long text )
- Received (long text )
- X-Sender (long text )
- Message-ID (long text )
- Mime-Version (long text )
- Content-Type (long text )
- Status (long text )
- AttachmentFileNames (long text ) (Not used - for future
- deleteMessagesOnServer - The deleteMessagesOnServer
parameter determines whether messages downloaded by the mgiPOP
tag are deleted from the server. If the deleteMessagesOnServer
parameter value is "Yes", then messages are
deleted from the server. If the deleteMessagesOnServer parameter
value is "No", then message are not deleted
from the server. Even if messages are not deleted from the server,
duplicate messages are not downloaded. Check
with your email administrator for specifics about your POP account.
Some email servers do not allow email to be left on the server
regardless of the email client settings, therefore your original
email messages could be deleted even if the value of this parameter
Example Usage and Output
<mgiPOP username="archive5" password="HF4577dg"
In this example, emails from a talk list are retrieved from
the "archive5" pop account and saved as records in
the "TalkList" database.
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