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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Networking
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 7, 2021

Send email with SNDSMTPEMM command with variables for the email addresses not all filled

Change this command to accept an email address with all *blanks, not as an error but as *none

Example :
SNDSMTPEMM RCP((&P1) (&P2) (&C1 *CC) (&C2 *CC)) SUBJECT(Email test) + NOTE(TEST)

With &P2 = *blanks  TCP5300 error and the email is not sent and we can't monitore this message, only the next (TCP5092)

Actually, I have 2 solutions to avoid the error :
1- To fill the variable with *blanks by the variable of an email address filled, but this address can appear a lot of times depending on the variables with blanks, also it's not clean to see the same address many times

Example with only &P1 and &C1 filled :
SNDSMTPEMM RCP((&P1) (&P2) (&C1 *CC) (&C2 *CC)) SUBJECT(‘Email test') NOTE(TEST)

So, we have 2 times the same addresses for *PRI and *CC (but not double in the sent)

2- To test all the cases between *PRI and *CC and *BCC for the RCP parameter, and for each of them, write the SNDSMTPEMM with only the variables filled

Example with only &P1 and &C1 filled :
WHEN COND(&P2 = ' ' *and &C2 = ' ') THEN( +
WHEN COND(&P2 = ' ' *and &C2 *ne ' ') THEN( +
SNDSMTPEMM RCP((&P1) (&C1 *CC) (&C2 *CC))
SUBJECT('Email test') NOTE(TEST))
WHEN COND(&P2 *ne ' ' *and &C2 = ' ') THEN( +
SNDSMTPEMM RCP((&P1) (&P2) (&C1 *CC))
SUBJECT('Email test') NOTE(TEST))
WHEN COND(&P2 *ne ' ' *and &C2 *ne ' ') THEN( +
SNDSMTPEMM RCP((&P1) (&P2) (&C1 *CC) (&C2
*CC)) SUBJECT('Email test') NOTE(TEST))

Use Case:

It needs a lot of lines of code to do a clean SNDSMTPEMM and above all, the email is not sent even to the right addresses if one of them is *blanks

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Dec 16, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” LOW priority feature.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Oct 28, 2021

    IBM will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this request.

  • Guest
    Oct 8, 2021

    Being able to specify a from address would be fine as well (now each user requires an address while it is often used to send mails from an "application address" and not a specific user).

    Anyway, we've developed our own mail toolkit based on the QtmmSendMail API, but having this by default in SNDSMTPEMM would be an added value.