Each probe works in a different way to acquire event data from its source, and therefore has specific features, default values, and changeable properties. Use this summary information to learn about this probe.

The following table summarizes the probe.

Table 1. Summary

Probe target

POP3 or IMAP mail server

Probe executable file name

nco_p_email.jar (run by nco_p_nonnative)

Additional binaries



nco_p_email.bat (on Windows operating systems only)

Probe installation package


Package version


Probe supported on

For details of supported operating systems, see the following Release Notice on the IBM® Software Support website:

Properties file


Rules file


Connection method


Multicultural support

Not available

Note: The probe can only pass the content of emails with English language encoding to the ObjectServer.

Peer-to-peer failover functionality


IP environment

IPv4 and IPv6

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)

IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus uses the FIPS 140-2 approved cryptographic provider: IBM Crypto for C (ICC) certificate 384 for cryptography. This certificate is listed on the NIST website at For details about configuring Netcool/OMNIbus for FIPS 140-2 mode, see the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Installation and Deployment Guide.