Mailer

The Mailer module allows you to send an email message in response to events occurring in Moogsoft Enterprise. For example, you can use it in the Notifier.js Moobot to send email to users when they are invited to a Situation Room.

Load the module

The Mailer module is available to load into any standard Moobot. To load it, define a new global variable at the top of the Moobot Javascript file. For example:

var mailer = MooBot.loadModule('Mailer');

Method reference

The Mailer module uses the following methods.

intTransport

Defines the mail server information needed to send the email in the send function.

Request arguments

The method takes the following arguments.

Name

Type

Required

Description

mailerObj

Object

Yes

A JSON object specifying connection properties.

Use the following port guidelines:

  • If using port 587, set start_tls to true and use_tls to false.

  • If using port 465, set start_tls to true and use_tls to true.

  • If using port 25, set start_tls to false and use_tls to false (or comment out both properties).

If you omit the password field, an unauthenticated connection is created between Mailer and the server.

Response

None.

Example

Example use of the intTransport method to specify a mailserver, port and other connection details:

mailer.initTransport(
{
    server          : "smtp.mailserver.com",
    port            : 2525,
    account         : "user@mailserver.com",
    password        : "m00gsoft",
    isEncrypted     : false,
    start_tls       : false,
    use_tls         : false
});

send

Sends the email message. You must define a callback function in the same Moobot that is referenced in the mailMsg executed after a successful transmission.

Request arguments

The method takes the following arguments.

Name

Type

Required

Description

mailerObj

Object

Yes

A JSON object containing the fields required to populate the email message.

Response

None.

Example

Example use of the send method to send an email message:

var mailMsg = {
    to      : "destination@mail.com",
    subject : "Situation Room Notification",
    message : "email body", 
    invite  : invite, // do not change
    bot     : MooBot.self, // do not change
    callback: "sendSuccess", // the name of the function to run in this Moobot
    args    : [ invite_id, "Sent successfully", vector ] // do not change
    };
mailer.send(mailMsg);