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Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonAugust 31, 2015

Question:  I want to be able to save a copy of an e-mail that I am generating in a PL/SQL stored procedure.

I want to know how to save the e-mail as a plain OS e-mail and how to save an e-mail inside an Oracle table. 

Are there standard packages for saving Oracle e-mails?

Answer:  To start, see this procedure for sending e-mail via PL/SQL from Oracle.

There are many ways to save a copy of an e-mail that is sent via utl_mail:  

  1. Set a "cc" copy to the IP address of the Oracle database server.  The e-mail will be saved in the standard OS e-mail directory. 
  2.  Create a table with e CLOB column for the text and write PL/SQL to save the sender, recipients(s) and text and details of the e-mail. You can also save the e-mail text to a flat file using the dbms_lob.write procedure.  
  3.  In ApEx, you can also use wwv_flow_mail to save an e-mail copy.  
  4.  You can send and save e-mails with the html-email and utl_smtp packages.

I'm sure there are many other ways of saving copies of outgoing e-mail from Oracle; it depends on your needs . . . .  

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