Using the Email Destination Component

The Email Destination Component is an SSIS data flow pipeline component that can be used to send emails in addition to performing basic tasks. There are three pages of configuration:

  • General
  • Columns
  • Error Handling

The General page is used to specify general settings for the Email Destination Component. The Columns page is used to manage columns from the upstream component. The Error Handling page allows you to specify how errors should be handled when they occur.

General Page

The General page allows you to specify general settings for the component.

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Connection Manager

The Email Destination Component requires an Email connection. The Connection Manager drop-down will show a list of all Email connection managers that are available in your current SSIS package.


The Action specifies how you want to write to the Email specified in the selected Connection Manager. There are 11 Actions:

  • Send Email: Sending email
  • Send Raw Email: Send a raw email file
  • Copy Message: Copy the message to the specific folder
  • Move Message: Move the message to the specific folder
  • Hard Delete Message: Delete the message permanently
  • Soft Delete Message: Delete the messages
  • Upload Message
  • Upload Raw Message
  • Add Attachment: Add an Attachment to the email
  • Delete Attachment: Delete an Attachment from the email
  • Update Email: Change some specifications of the email

Columns Page

The Columns page of the Email Destination Component allows you to map the columns from upstream components to the Email fields.

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The Columns page contains a grid that consists of four columns as shown below:

  • Input Column: You can select an input column from an upstream component for the corresponding Email Field.
  • Email Field: The field that you are writing data to.
  • Data Type: This column indicates the type of value for the current field.
  • Unmap: This column can be used to unmap the field from the upstream input column, or otherwise it can be used to map the field to an upstream input column by matching its name if the field is not currently mapped.

Error Handling Page

The Error Handling page allows you to specify how errors should be handled when they happen.

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There are three options available.

  • Fail on error
  • Redirect rows to error output
  • Ignore error

When the Redirect rows to the error output option is selected, rows that failed to be sent will be redirected to the 'Error Output' output of the Transformation Component. As indicated in the screenshot below, the green output connection represents rows that were successfully sent, and the red 'Error Output' connection represents rows that were erroneous. The 'ErrorMessage' output column found in the 'Error Output' may contain the error message that was reported by the server or the component itself.

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