About the title:
I know, actually the title should have
been something like: "Configuring Gmail as Delivery
Channel Mail Server for BI Publisher 11g".
Available in 11g but could be backport to 10g:
is about a new feature in BI Publisher only available in 11g unless
you request a back port to 10g - Which I understand is also possible but
has to be requested as Enhancement Request through Oracle
Support and then Shinji's team will make it possible.
now having this available in BI Publisher 11g it is possible to
configure our Gmail email account to send or deliver
BI Publisher reports. This is useful for some companies which rely in
such email providers and prior to BIP11g this was not possible. Also, it is useful for developers to test
email delivery channel with no need to use a local company's Email
Actually, this is also supposed to work for TLS (Transport Layer Security) configuration. Suffixes for me to explain here that
this is the successor of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and thus improves
the network communications and reduces the risk of eavesdropping and
tampering. More on TLS here.
But unfortunately, at the time of this note this feature does not seem to be working. If you get it to work I would be pleased to hear about it.
Use: To take advantage of this new feature simply enter the following values:
Port : 465