Configuration Overview

Configuring the Distribution Service

The Distribution Service is a Core Services component that integrates with several modules, allowing email notifications to be sent through a centralized mail service. All installation and configuration settings are located on one workstation as opposed to several workstations. This provides high security, control, and easy maintenance.

The Distribution Service process is depicted in the following illustration. The process begins when Client applications send system notifications to the database. The Distribution Service polls the database on a configured interval and composes an email when it receives a new notification. The service then sends the email to an SMTP server, where it is distributed externally to all users who are configured to receive notifications from modules that use the Distribution Service. When documents are attached to these emails, attachment names reflect the documents' Auto-Name strings in .

The Distribution Service can run on a machine separate from that of the Application Server.