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ConfiguringSAPNetWeavertosendEmailExternallySAPConnect
SEPTEMBER3,2009BYTIMYATES

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SAPConnecthasbeenaroundforquitesometime.Iamsurethereareplentyofdocumented
proceduresonsettingitup.Irecentlyhadtoconfigureit.Ihavenotdonethisinalongtime,soI
figuredIwouldcapturethesetupaswellaspointoutsomethingstowatchfor.
SAPConnectcanbeconfiguredforanumberofdifferentmessagerelayingpurposes.Thisblog
postwillonlycoversendingEmailfromSAPexternally.
Somebasicrequirementsandpoints:
SAPConnectconfigurationisclientdependent.Ithastobeconfiguredineachclientwhereyouwanttouseit.
SAPConnectrequiresanexternalSMTPservertosendemails.
SAPConnectneedstobeauthorizedtousetheSMTPservertosendemails.
YouneedtohaveapplicationsconfiguredinSAPthatsendexternalemails.

Highleveloutlineofprocess:
SMTPServerDetails
ConfiguringSAPConnectINTNode
ConfiguringRoutesForSAPConnectINTNode
ConfiguringSAPConnectDefaultDomain
SchedulingSendProcess
SettingUpYourUserIDwithandExternalEmailAddress
TestingYourConfiguration
MonitoringSAPConnect

SMTPServerDetails
Letsstartwiththemostimportantpieceofthepuzzle.Ifyoudontgetthispartright,your
configurationwillnotwork.YouneedanexternalSMTPservertorelayyouroutboundemail
messages.MostcompaniesrunningSAPwillhaveatleastoneSMTPserver.Itisalsopossible
youmighthaveseveraltochoosefrom.So,youneedtoidentifytheappropriateSMTPserver.
YouwillneedtoknowtheSMTPserverHostNameaswellasthePort.ThedefaultPortfor
SMTPis25,butyouradministratorhastheoptiontochangethis.Makesureyouconfirmthe
correctportnumber.
IdentifyingyourSMTPserveristhefirstpieceofthepuzzle.Thenextpieceistorequest
permissiontouseit.MostcorporateSMTPserversareprotectedtheyonlyallowtrustedservers
/authenticateduserstousethem.Youwillmostlikelyneedtocontactyouremailsystems
administratortorequestauthorizationforyourSAPservers.IfyouwillbeusingSAPConnectin
yourDevelopment,Test,andProductionenvironments,itisagoodideatorequestallofthemat
once.NOTE:IfyouphysicallymoveyourSAPservertonewhardwareinthefutureorchange
yourserversIPaddressthisauthorizationwillmostlikelybreak.
ThereasonyourcorporateSMTPserveristypicallyprotectedistoavoidinternal/corporate
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spammersbothintentionalandunintentional.
ConfiguringSAPConnectINTNode
NowthatwehaveanSMTPservertotalkto,weneedtoconfigureSAPConnect.The
transactioninSAPisSCOT.Remember,SAPConnectisclientdependentsoyouwillneedto
repeatthisprocedureinallclientsthatrequiretheabilitytosendemailexternally.

WhenyouexecuteSCOTyoushouldseeasimilarscreen.

YouwillneedtoselecttheINTentry,andfromtheViewmenu,selectNode.

SelecttheINTentryagainandclickthecreatepaper onthetoolbar.

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1. FillouttheDescriptionfieldasdesired.
2. SettheNodeinuseflag.
3. FillouttheMailHost(HostNameorIPAddress)HostNameisrecommended.
4. FillouttheMailPort(Default25)
5. ThedefaultCodePagewillworkformanyimplementations.
6. Next,clicktheSETbuttonnexttoInternetintheSupportedaddresstypes

Thefollowingscreenshouldappear:

Hereweconfigureallowedroutesforexternalemails.Inthisexamplewehaveconfigureda*
whichwillallowanyemailaddressdomaintoberouted.Itisalsopossibletoonlyallowspecific
routes,likedataxstream.comorsap.com.
IfyoursystemmanagesHRdataorpatientdata,itisagoodideatocheckwithyourcompliance
officetoensureexternalemailpoliciesarebeingadheredtoinproductivesystems.
Additionally,youmayalsowanttorestrictcertainroutesinTestandDevsystemssoyourtesting
doesnotgenerateemailstoexternalbusinesspartners.
Afteryouclickthegreencheckyourscreenwilllookasfollows.

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ConfiguringSAPConnectDefaultDomain
Nowyouneedtoconfigureadefaultdomainfortheserver.FromthesettingsmenuselectDefault
Domain.

Addyourcompanydomainname.

SchedulingSendProcess
Messagesarenotrelayedsynchronously.Theyarerelayedasynchronouslyviaascheduled
backgroundjob.Youmustschedulethisjobforyourmessagestoberelayed.

Onthemenubarclicktheexecutebutton

Thefollowingscreenwillpopup.

Nowclickthethecreatebuttonpulldown

,andselectScheduleJobforINT.

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Nameyourjob.Remember,SAPConnectisclientdependentsoifyouareinamulticlient
developmentortestsystemitisagoodideatoincludetheclientnumberinthename.
ItwilldefaultaddresstypetoINTInternetMailAddress.
Ifyouhaveahighvolumeofmessagesyouwillwanttoupthenumberofworkprocessesaswell
asconsiderusingaservergroupifyouhavethemconfigured.
YouwillwanttoschedulewithjobwithasystemIDorbackgroundID.Inthiscaseweareusing
BATCHID.

ClickContinue.
Thefollowingscreenallowsyoutocustomizethesetupofthebackgroundjob.Ihaveschedule
thisjobtoruneverytenminutesonthetwominuteofthehour(e.g.xx:02,xx:12,xx:22,xx:32,
xx:42,xx:52).

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Toadjusttheperiodselect

InthiscasewearepickingaperiodmorefrequentthanHourlysoselect

Fillintheperiodthatmeetsyourrequirement.Hitsave

(youwillneedtodothisseveraltimes

togettothenextscreen).

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onemoretimeanditshouldreturnyoutothisscreen.

YoucanreviewandmakechangestoyourjobwiththeSAPtransactionSM36.
SettingUpYourUserIDwithandExternalEmailAddress
IfyouwantSAPuserstoreceiveemailnotificationsfromSAPapplications,youwillneedtomake
surethattheiremailaddressiscorrectlymaintainedontheiruseraccountinSAPTransaction
SU01.
PleaseconfirmthatEMailismaintainedforusersintheCommunicationSection.

TestingYourConfiguration
YoucantestyourconfigurationusingtheSAPBusinessWorkplace.TheSAPTransactionto
accessyourmailboxisSBWP.

ClicktheNewMessageButton

Createatestmessage.

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Totest,youneedtoselectanexternalemailaddressfortheRecipient.Makesurethedomainis
allowedintherouteyousetupinthepriorstep.Inthisexample,anyexternalemailaddress
shouldwork.
Youcanreviewthestatusofyourmessagebyviewingyouroutbox.

Yourmessagewillbesentatthenextexecutionofthemailsendjobwejustconfigured.
YoucancheckthestatustothesendjobwithSAPtransactionSM36.

Oncethesendprogramhasexecuted,checktheemailinboxforthemessagerecipient.You
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shouldseeyourtestemail.
MonitoringSAPConnect
TomonitoryoucanusetheSAPtransactionSOST.
Hereyouwillseealloutboundmessagesandtheircurrentsendstatus.Youcanalsoprocessthe
messagesfromthemenu.

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AboutTimYates
TimistheCoFounderandCEOofDataXstream,LLC,aU.S.headquartered,multimillion
dollarSAPconsultingfirmthatspecializesindeliveringsolutionsforSAPRetail,Virtualization,
ProjectManagement,IntegrationandInfrastructureTechnology,andSAPrelatedThirdParty
ProductDevelopment.
TimisalsooneofDataXstream'sseniorSAPconsultants,specializinginSAPProjectManagementandSystems
Architecture.Timhasover15yearsSAPsystemdesign,development,configuration,architecture,andproject
managementexperience.HehasabroadrangeofhandsonexperienceinSAPwiththeabilitytodothe
detailedtechnical,functionalwork,leadateam,orprogram.
Timhashadsignificantexposuretomultipleindustryverticles,workingonsuccessfulSAPprojectsfor
companiessuchasLumberLiquidators,SiemensAutomotive,LumberLiquidators,PSSWorldMedical,ICW,
UnitedLaunchAlliance,MercuryMarine,SAPAmerica,EliLilly&Company,andVerizon.

Comments
Venkatsays:
October5,2009at6:57am

Hi,
Iwastryingtotriggermailfromoneofmydevelopmentclientstoanexternalsystem.WhileDoingsoiamgetting
X_ERRORiedatabaseerror.
Butiwasabletotriggerthesamemailinanotherdevelopmentclient.
Amimissingsomethingovermyconfiguration.
Venkat,

Maysays:
November4,2009at4:54pm

Hi,
Wehavefollowedyourdocumenttosetupinsystem.Itseemedthatwecouldsendtheinternaladdressfine.
However,wecouldnotsendtheexternalemailaddress.Wecheckedthesettingwithyourdocument.Wecould
notfindouttheproblem.
PleaseadvisewhereismissingorneedtomaintaintoallowsendR/3emailtoexternalemailaddress.
Thanks

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TimYatessays:
November4,2009at8:32pm

May,
ThefirstplaceIwouldlookiswithyourrouteconfiguration.Didyouuseawildcard*foryourroute?Therouteis
oneofthefirstfewstepsthatIdescribe.IfyesthenIwouldcontacttheadminteaminchargeofyourSMTP
server.SeeiftheyareblockingyouontheSTMPserverfromsendingexternally.Itshouldbeoneofthosetwo
issues.Youaregettinginternalemailssothatconfirmsthatmostofyourconfigurationiscorrect.
WhatareyouseeinginSOSTforthemessagethatisnotbeingsentcorrectly?
Tim

AndreVillelasays:
November14,2009at5:06pm

Hi,
IneedtosendanemailwiththeresultsofaCostingRunbackgroundprocessing.UsuallyIdonotscheduleit
usingsm36,butck40nitself.
Isitpossible?
Thanks!

Hamisays:
March19,2010at6:11am

Hi,
Isthereawaytogetbacktheresponceofthemailoutofoffice?
thenksinadvance

midosays:
April30,2010at7:38am

Hello,
HowaboutconfigurationstodoonOSlevel?
MysystemrunonwindowsOS,willineedsendmailandexchangeinwindowsdomainetogetcomplet
configurationsuccessfull?
IalreadyfollowedtheNote455140butcantfindtheOSconfigurationside.
Thankyouforyourhelp.

PeterAkanimohsays:
January16,2012at6:08am

PlsIwastryingtosetupAfariaanddidntreallyunderstandhowto.IrealizedIendedupconnecting
toSAPanditsmodifyingmyiPadsetup.IneedtoknowallaboutSAPandhowtouseitwellotherwise,Iwould
usehelptodisconnectfromit.Anyhelp?

manzoorsays:
May7,2012at3:20pm

Hi,
IconfiguredSAPNetweavertosendEmailExternallysuccessfullybuthereweareusingdefaultdomainsetting,
howtosendEmailfromSAPtoaanydomain.
eg:togmail,yahoo,anydomainirrespectiveofone.
Thanks

levisays:
May27,2012at6:58am

HiAll,
ImusingSAPNetWeaver,HowtosetupinSAPtosendexternalmail(yahoo,gmail,etc?)

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ThanksAll

tanyasays:
June14,2012at9:18pm

HiLevi,youcanbutyouneedtoaddtheaddressinSCOTunderthatsmtpnodeforinternet.eg:
address@yahoo.com.au.Iwouldsuggestyoudontput*@yahoo.cometcasthiscouldbeabreachofyour
securityrulesetc.

SujithJsays:
October15,2012at7:42am

HiTim/All
Iamtryingtodefineemailstoexternalusersthoughacentralisednoreplyemailaddress.SoIhavehaveonly
beenabletosendemailsonlyviaanindividualsemailaddressandnotthoughapredefinedgroupemail
account.Hopeyouunderstandthis.Pleaseseebelowexample.
Myaddresssujithj@xyz.com
Recaddressmarkatkinson@abc.com
Emailtobesentnoreply@xyz.com
Thanksinadvance
Sujith

zvikanivsays:
April15,2013at5:06am

DearTim
Iwouldliketosendemailtotwodifferentemailadress(fix)
aftersendingemailtovendor(followingendofreleasestrategy)
1.CaniuseSOSTtransaction(iappliedtheoptiontosendemailtodifferentaddress)?
2.Isthereanotherwaytoresendmailstodifferentaddresses?
Rgrds
zvikaNiv
SAPlogisticsconsultant
NilitLtd

Steinhusersays:
August27,2013at10:43am

StatusinSCOT:
WhenisettheoptionSapConnectdoesnotexpectreceiptconfirm
thenthestatuschangetogreen(whentheemailissend>fine!
>butthenthesendergetnoemailreceivenotificationthattheemailisarrived/read??Beforehegotan
email,butthestatusdidnotchanged.
Gru
Ton

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