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Email Body not getting mapped to Clipboard Property



Configure an application that uses email listeners for work flow process and where the Service Email Rule is configured to map both the request email body and the email subject to clipboard properties.

While the subject is mapped value correctly, no data is added to the property meant for the email body. The incoming email is in HTML format.

Error Messages

2017-08-04 12:05:31,571 [ EMAIL-Thread-28] [ STANDARD] [ ] [ your_app:05.37] ( mapping.xml.XMLParserBase) ERROR EMAIL.Your_EmailListener.Listener|from([email protected]|sub(Re: YOUR_WORK)|Email|Your_service|EMAIL|your_serviceActivity|AD046CAAC21652F1752F597640C4AADFE your_name - Caught exception parsing XML stream
org.xml.sax.SAXParseException; lineNumber: 1; columnNumber: 1; Premature end of file.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Configure Service Email to 'Handle HTML Content' under Request Tab tp 'Inline-Prefer Text'
  2. Send an email with an HTML format to the email account
  3. Use Apply-Parse-XML Method for parsing the email body property
  4. Trace the Listener and note that the text content does not map to the Clipboard Property

Root Cause

Turn debug on '' package to understand the internals of EmailListener.

'Inline-Prefer Text' setting results in 'Email Listener' Discarding HTML content in favor of plain text version of the content. Since the HTML Email body is parsed and read as a filenotification :
<account>[email protected]</account>

'No email content found' by the Listener and hence the Body property gets no value.

Thus Apply-Parse-XML Method fails.


Perform the following local-change: Change 'Handle HTML Content' under Service Email Request tab to Inline - Prefer HTML.
Please note, that this will require a JVM restart.
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Published August 26, 2017 - Updated October 8, 2020

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