Retrieving events

The probe retrieves events directly from the mail server.

The probe makes a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection to the mail server and logs in to an email account using a URL of the following format:


where Protocol is specified by the Protocol property, Username is specified by the Username property, Password is specified by the Password property, and Hostname is specified by the Hostname property.

After logging in to the account, the probe performs a list command to detect if there are any emails waiting to be read. The probe generates an element for each field in each email that it reads. For example, it generates elements for the To, From, Subject, Date, Sender, and Recipient fields. The probe then uses the values specified by the filtering properties to select which emails are to be sent to the ObjectServer as events.