Email action - Content


Static subject, language independent

Here, you can specify any static text that will be used in the subject line of every email.

Static subject, language dependent

By clicking on Other languages a title for each of the various portal languages can be entered. The language which is used for the subject corresponds to the language used for the email's body. The language is usually determined from the context. Further information can be found in the documentation regarding Java classes de.uplanet.lucy.server.ContextLanguage. The language can be overwritten with the expert attribute language. Either a language code, e.g. de or en, or a variable from the processing context, which contains a language code, can be used as the value.

System value

The subject can be formulated from system values. To do that, click on Edit system value.

Data field

The subject can also be generated dynamically from the value in a data field. Activate the Data field check box, and select the required data field from the drop-down list.


Page from application

From the Page from application drop-down list select the page that is to be sent. The values of the current record will automatically be used. Please note that all recipients of the email must have read permissions to the page. If no read permissions have been granted, the page will not be sent.

Generate message from static text

The option for a Generate message from static text gives you the ability to compose a fixed text for the email. To do so, click on & Edit text.

Generate message from Velocity code

By clicking on Generate message from Velocity code, an editor will be opened, in which you can create messages from the context.



With the HTML option, the email will be sent in HTML format. Buttons can then be added to the page, which link to specific pages of the application.


If the Text option is selected, the values in the view and edit fields will be displayed in text format, separated with tabs.


If the SMS option is selected, all line breaks are removed, the complete text is placed in the subject, and the message is sent by SMS, provided that a facility to send SMS messages has been setup by your telecommunications provider.

By clicking on Edit message header, you can configure the header information for the email. The [Configured] entry will be displayed greyed out in the dialog, which informs you that message headers have been defined.