Problem with character limitation of the 'mailto' protocol in WebCenter Spaces

(Doc ID 1149020.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 23, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.3.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Step-by-Step

  1. Create a Group Space (Community of Interest template).
  2. Add  a couple users (regardless of their role). Make sure the number of characters of all their emails addresses, put together, exceeds the 255 characters.
  3. Click on any of the notification /Send to cons within WebCenter Group Space, eg, within the Settings tab, in the Members sub-tab, at the bottom of the screen (above the users of the Group Space) click 'Send Mail'.
  4. The following error message when Outlook opens is seen and the "To" field is empty:
!WARNING:
There are too many recipients specified. You must manually enter the email addresses for the people you wish to notify.

Changes

For this fix we have added new configuration parameters. These parameters need to be specified as Group Space custom attributes.

Important:

It requires that WebCenter 11.1.1.3.0 Bundled Patch 1 - <Patch 9856554> - or above has been applied.
For the latest WebCenter 11.1.1.3.0 Bundled Patch available refer to <Note 1087226.1> - Recommended Patches for Oracle WebCenter 11g.

Cause

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