E-WF: Workflow Email Notifications Not Working with Two or More Email Recipients. Notifications and Notify Button. (Doc ID 780649.1)

Last updated on JUNE 06, 2016

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.49 to 8.49 [Release 8.4]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-NOV-2012***


PeopleTools < 8.49.16

Any time that the Notify button, or any type of Notification is sent where there are multiple recipients in the TO, CC or BCC fields, no email is sent.

If Email Notification has only 1 recipient, then the email is sent correctly.

When attempting to send Email Notification to multiple recipients the following occurs...

All recipients to successfully receive email

No email at all is sent

By following these steps the issue can be reproduced:
1. On any page that has Notify Button active (PeopleTools, Workflow, Settings & Defaults, Worklist/Email Message) Hit the Notify Button.
2. Select more than one recipient for the To, CC, or BCC fields.
3. Enter Message
4. Hit OK
5. Check APPSRV_MMDD.log for this error;

(MCFSendMail): SendMailException
(MCFSendMail): SendMailException: Context: SetStringProp
(MCFSendMail): SendMailException: Java Exception: javax.mail.internet.AddressException
(MCFSendMail): SendMailException: Detail Message:JavaMail Error: Illegal semicolon, not in group.\nStack Trace:\njavax.mail.internet.AddressException: Illegal semicolon, not in group in string ``someone@somewhere.com;someoneelse@somewhere.com'' at position 28
at javax.mail.internet.InternetAddress.parse(InternetAddress.java:756)
at javax.mail.internet.InternetAddress.parse(InternetAddress.java:531)
at com.peoplesoft.pt.mcf.mail.MCFOutboundEmail.encodeAddressList(MCFOutboundEmail.java:1615)
at com.peoplesoft.pt.mcf.mail.MCFOutboundEmail.encodeAddressList(MCFOutboundEmail.java:1608)


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