Enabling email

To use the email workflow action, you must configure Web Content Manager to use your SMTP server.


  1. Log in to the WebSphere® Integrated Solutions Console.
  2. Click Resources > Resource Environment > Resource Environment Providers > WCM WCMConfigService > Custom properties.
    Cluster note: If you are using this web content server as part of a cluster, ensure that you use the WebSphere Integrated Solutions Console for the deployment manager when you edit configuration properties.
  3. Specify connect.connector.mailconnect properties to use your SMTP server.
    Add the following properties:
    Default SMTP server
    • Property name: connect.connector.mailconnector.defaultsmtpserver
    • Value: mail.yourmailserver.com
    Default SMTP port
    • Property name: connect.connector.mailconnector.defaultsmtpport
    • Value: yourport
    Default email address for "from" field
    • Property name: connect.connector.mailconnector.defaultfromaddress
    • Value: admin@yourmailserver.com
    Default email address for "reply-to" field
    • Property name: connect.connector.mailconnector.defaultreplytoaddress
    • Value: admin@yourmailserver.com
  4. If you use a secured SMTP server, you need to specify a user name and password to access the SMTP server:
    Add the following properties:
    Default user name
    • Property name: connect.connector.mailconnector.defaultusername
    • Value: username
    Default password
    • Property name: connect.connector.mailconnector.defaultpassword
    • Value: password
  5. Save your changes.
  6. Restart the portal for the new settings to take effect.