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Incoming email message Parsing issue because of message size



Incoming email body is rendered as HTML document after upgrading Email Exchange server to 2010. Pega email listener gets the email and pass it to user's Parse application which breaks the email body into multiple parts. User's parse application code (non-Pega application) has 4000 characters limitation for Parsing. if email message body content is more than 4000, message parsing fails.

This issue was not happened with the exchange server 2007 as message body come as text message. Message Divide functionality also break with this received HTML content.

Error Messages

Not applicable; parsing error in 3rd party application code.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Send email from Outlook 2010 and have email listener consume it.
  2. This would requires User's application code to hit the character limit in parsing.

Root Cause

The root cause of this problem is defect/misconfiguration in the operating environment. 


This issue is resolved by making the following change to the operating environment: 

User wrote a parser code that would remove the HTML tags from emails before sending it to parse application.

Published July 15, 2015 - Updated October 8, 2020

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