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vikash_patel
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How to upload file to alfresco by email?

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I wanted to upload files via email in Alfresco. I am using alfresco community 5.2 I have added inbound email properties in alfresco-global.properties file and i have followed all the steps and I sent an email as explained in below links But I am not able to receive any files in my alfresco

I have referred the links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p17GkHsLdmc

http://keytocontent.blogspot.in/2010/05/upload-files-to-alfresco-via-email.html

Steps I have followed 1. set the properties in global properties

email.inbound.enabled=true email.server.enabled=true email.server.port=25 email.server.domain=vikash-laptop.com email.inbound.unknownUser=anonymous email.server.allowed.senders=.*
  1. created a user named as hello1 email id=> hello1@vikash-laptop.com added this user into EMAIL_Contributors group
  2. Created a site named as test site created a folder in Document Library Dropoff applied aspect email alias able added alias properties as dropoff so the my email address will be dropoff@vikash-laptop.com

tried to send email to dropoff@vikash-laptop.com and hello1@vikash-laptop.com both

Still i am not receiving any files which i have attached in email.

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cesarista
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Re: How to upload file to alfresco by email?

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Hi again:

The direction is not correct.

Once, your user is set in EMAIL_CONTRIBUTORS with the gmail address, you have to add aspect "Alias emailable" in a given folder and add the property (i.e invoices). So, you virtually create an inbox for invoices with the address invoices@alfrescoserver.publicdomain.com (this your alfresco server instance, that now it is an email server with MX...).

And then you can send emails (with attachments) from patelvikash09@gmail.com to invoices@alfrescoserver.publicdomain.com

Regards.

--C. 

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Re: How to upload file to alfresco by email?

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Try using telnet: http://alfrescoblog.com/2014/08/07/alfresco-inbound-tutorial-and-telnet-instructions/ 

If it works, you need to configure your MX record for that server

Software Engineer in Alfresco Search Team.
vikash_patel
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Re: How to upload file to alfresco by email?

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Thanks Angel,
Yes using telnet its working.

vikash_patel
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Re: How to upload file to alfresco by email?

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using telnet i am able to receive file in alfresco.
but i am not able to receive file by gmail's email.

Re: How to upload file to alfresco by email?

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So you need to configure your MX record.

Software Engineer in Alfresco Search Team.
vikash_patel
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Re: How to upload file to alfresco by email?

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I tried to configure  MX record using Postmark. But it was not working.

vikash_patel
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Re: How to upload file to alfresco by email?

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Thanks Angel,

It would be more helpful if you
Can explain all the steps of this for how to configure it with alfresco?

cesarista
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Re: How to upload file to alfresco by email?

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Hi:

Maybe this helps:

- If you want to send from gmail (from example a user neo@gmail.com) , you need to have an Alfresco user with this email inside EMAIL_CONTRIBUTORS group ? Do you ?

- For sending from gmail to vikash-laptop.com you need to have your Alfresco instance in a public Internet domain (besides of the MX settings commented)

Regards.

--C.

vikash_patel
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Re: How to upload file to alfresco by email?

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Yes
First I created a test user and saved his email id as patelvikash09@gmail.com.
and added that user to EMAIL_CONTRIBUTORS group.
But when I am sending an email to patelvikash09@gmail.com then it is storing my mail on GMail server not in my alfresco.So,After that I tried with vikash-laptop.com which I have defined in my hosts file.

cesarista
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Re: How to upload file to alfresco by email?

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Hi again:

The direction is not correct.

Once, your user is set in EMAIL_CONTRIBUTORS with the gmail address, you have to add aspect "Alias emailable" in a given folder and add the property (i.e invoices). So, you virtually create an inbox for invoices with the address invoices@alfrescoserver.publicdomain.com (this your alfresco server instance, that now it is an email server with MX...).

And then you can send emails (with attachments) from patelvikash09@gmail.com to invoices@alfrescoserver.publicdomain.com

Regards.

--C. 

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