POP3, SMTP, & Exchange
The "Get Email" action is most Commonly used to build an automated e-mail attendant capable of automatically retrieving messages, detecting message content and downloading attachments. This action replaces the 'POP3 Email' action contained in previous versions of AutoMate. The reason for the name change is in view of the fact that this action is now capable of connecting to servers other than POP3, namely IMAP and WEBDAV (more commonly known as Exchange). Supplementary features include the addition of Filters, which allows retrieval or removal of particular messages which match only the filter(s) specified. For instance, Filters can be used to retrieve and retain into a dataset only those messages that are from particular senders, are newer than the specified date or contain specific text in the subject, etc. In addition, the 'Get Email' action now supports SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol implementation to allow secure transmissions to those servers supporting SSL.
The "Send Email" action can automatically send messages, with or without attachments, to specified individuals or a distribution list. System administrators frequently use this action to perform system notifications, alerts or conveniently package data retrieved from any other source such as databases or web sites. This action now supports IMAP and Exchange servers in addition to SMTP. It also supports SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol implementation to allow secure transmissions to those servers supporting SSL.