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E-MCF: F.A.Q. on MCF Outbound Email Implementation and Performance (Doc ID 1991425.1)

Last updated on JUNE 14, 2015

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.49 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Questions occasionally arise regarding the MCF outbound email functionality implementation, the API class MCFOutBoundEmail, its relation to function SendMCFEmail() that is mentioned on passing in some support documents but does not appear in the delivered product documentation, to their performance, which appears slower than that of the legacy built-in API function SendMail(), etc.

This ongoing document is aimed to be a single point of clarifying all such questions and points of doubt.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 Q1. How is Multi-Channel Framework (MCF) email API implemented, and where this it covered in the delivered product documentation?
 Q2. Some support articles, bugs and Community threads mention API function SendMCFEmail() but it is not found in the product documentation, where is it documented?
 Q3. Are there any code samples of using MCFOutBoundEmail class?
 Q4. Sending via MCFOutBoundEmail.Send() seems to take longer than when using SendMail() function call, why would MCFOutBoundEmail be slower?
 Q5. Does MCFOutBoundEmail allow to send to multiple destination email addresses specified via a comma-separated list like the SendMail() API function did?
 Q6. When MCFOutBoundEmail is used to send emails to a list of multiple addresses, is an outbound session opened and closed for the each address or are they all sent in one session?
 Q7. The legacy built-in function SendMail has a parameter to specify a Content-Type like "Content-type: text/html; charset=utf8". Does MCFOutBoundEmail allow to specify it?
 Q8. Is there a way to set up Content Type for a Workflow email notification templates?
 Q9. If not via email templates, how to set up a custom Content Type for notification templates, via the MCFOutboundEmail class property?
 Q10: Can the information about SendMCFEmail() function, performance considerations, and code samples be included into the delivered product documentation?

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