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How to: Configure the Mail Connector in Application Automation


How to: Configure the Mail Connector in Application Automation

When configuring the Mail Connector to be able to send emails in Qlik Application Automation, there are two important things to keep in mind:

  • The configuration for an Email server that may already exist on a tenant cannot be used within an automation. A new connection must be created in Qlik Application Automation

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  • The connection will not be verified during creation. As a best practice it is always recommended to verify the Mail connection with a simple automation, before using the Send Mail block in more advanced automations


To create a Mail connection in Application Automation, do the following:

  1. In Qlik Sense SaaS Hub select Add New > New automation
  2. On the create dialog, select Connections in the menu
  3. In Explore, search for Mail and select the Mail connector. Press Add
  4. Fill out the details for your SMTP server. Press Save and Ok

The Mail connection will now be listed in My connections

Verify the Mail connection by creating a simple automation

  1. In Qlik Sense SaaS Hub, select Add New > New automation
  2. Give the automation a name and press Save
  3. In the automation editor, click on the Mail connection in the left pane
    Mail Connector.png
  4. Drag the Send Mail block on to the canvas, connecting it to the Start block
    Send Mail Block.png
  5. In the right pane, fill out the required fields to send a test email
    Mail details.png
  6. Press Save and Run to execute the automation
  7. Verify the test email being sent successfully and received in the mailbox

If you receive any error when running the test automation, verify the details of your SMTP server being correct (Host, Password still accurate, Port etc):

Mail error.png

  1.  In the menu select Connections to go back to the connections page
  2. In My connections, select the Mail connection and press Edit connection
    Edit connection.png
  3. Confirm all settings being correct and press Save
  4. Run the test automation again to confirm the email being sent



  • Qlik Sense SaaS


The information in this article is provided as-is and to be used at own discretion. Depending on tool(s) used, customization(s), and/or other factors ongoing support on the solution below may not be provided by Qlik Support.

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