LDAP Query Nodes
The Pop Scanner
The Pop scanner allows integration of incoming emails into a Presence Task.
The POP Scanner allows you to specify one or more mailboxes to scan either using a static account name or dynamic variables - that is, using account names and details which have been extracted from a database.
The scanning process then allows you to select either to output all e-mail messages, or to filter based on conditions - much the way as you can query an ODBC/JDBC database or XML file with Presence.
The output from the POP Scanner can then be integrated with a Presence Task in exactly the same way as other data sources to provide alerts or data integration facilities.
Example uses of a Pop Scanner may include but are not limited to the following:
* Online Email Client - Use Presence to Pickup and Publish emails to a Browser based system. Coupled with the Send Email Action everything you need is ready to build your own on line Email system. * Spam Filtering - Use Presence to pickup and remove identified (via a SQL or XML query) spam mail. Once emails have been filtered, Presence can then be used to forward the emails that have not been identified as spam to the intended recipients. * Bi-directional Alerting - A Presence Task could be setup to send an email asking a question, based on the reply a task could start a process, gather more information (remote report requests) or simply store the response in a database. * Email to SMS forwarding - automatically push the content (or part of the content) of important e-mails out to mobile devices.
To add a Pop scanner to a Task you can select it from the right click menu or drag the Pop scanner icon from the Data Access list.
A Pop Scanner is an anonymous task element meaning that when you create a POP Scanner it is only created for the current task and does not get created as a list entry in the same way an XML, SQL or Object monitor would. You can copy an anonymous Task element from one task to another using CTRL+C to copy and CTRL+V to paste. For more information see the section on Anonymous and Specific Task elements.
When you double click or drop a Pop Scanner on a Task the Pop Scanner Editor dialog is shown, opening the Info tab:
In the info tab we can provide a Name and Description for this node. Account Details