Each probe uses a different method to acquire data. The method that a probe uses is based on the target system from which the probe receives data.
The Probe for Email connects to a mail server, opens the default folder of the email store, and retrieves all messages that match the filtering criteria specified by the Filter property. The probe sends the retrieved messages to the ObjectServer as events, then disconnects from the mail server. The probe continues to reconnect to the mail server and retrieve emails at an interval specified by the PollInterval property.
The probe retrieves events (emails) from the mail server using the JavaMail API.
The following topics describe how the probe retrieves events: