MailImport Business Rule fails with Connection Timeout error in Rational Focal Point

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Attempts to configure MailImport Business Rule using IBM Rational Focal Point results in the error "Connection Timeout" in logs.


Error in catalina.out:
javax.mail.MessagingException: Connect failed;
  nested exception is: Connection timed out
        at com.sun.mail.pop3.POP3Store.protocolConnect(
        at javax.mail.Service.connect(
        at javax.mail.Service.connect(
        at javax.mail.Service.connect(
        at MailImport.getValue(


You need to import you mails from frequently used mailbox into Rational Focal Point.

Diagnosing the problem

Check if all the ports required for the mail setup are open in the Server and Network Firewall.

The following links provide list of all the ports required for mail setup.

Resolving the problem

Open the necessary ports on your Server and Network Firewall. Consult your network administrator for assistance.

Document information

More support for:

Rational Focal Point
Business Rules

Software version:

6.5,,, 6.5.1,, 6.5.2,

Operating system(s):

Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:


Modified date:


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