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GiftWorks Anywhere Email Setup

Send email using GiftWorks Anywhere

GiftWorks Anywhere allows you to send email through GiftWorks by configuring standard email settings to use your outgoing email server. This is similar to what you experience when setting up most email clients (like Microsoft Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird, Eudora, Pegasus Mail, etc).

Send email using your outgoing email server

Using the outgoing email server option, GiftWorks creates the email as well as sends the email to your outgoing mail server. In most cases this option will be configured using the outgoing email server of your internet service provider (ISP). Your ISP can provide the settings necessary to configure GiftWorks, which include the following: email server address, server port, if the server requires Secure Socket Layers or SSL, and if the server requires authentication along with the username and password if necessary.

Figure 1:Sending email using an outside email server

You might also have an internal mail server that is responsible for sending your organization's emails. In the same way, GiftWorks can be configured to use this server. Your organizations technology person will be able to provide the settings necessary to configure GiftWorks, which include the following: email server address, server port, if the server requires Secure Socket Layers or SSL, and if the server requires authentication along with the username and password if necessary.

Figure 2: Sending email using an internal email server

As you can see, there is not much difference between Figure 1 and Figure 2. The main difference is that in Figure 1 GiftWorks is communicating with an email server that is outside of your organization's network and in Figure 2 the email server is inside your organization's network.

What does that mean to you? We can relate this to copying files to different locations. If you copy a large file from one folder on your computer to another folder on your computer it copies very fast since the file is copying from one location on your hard drive to another. This example is similar to the email configuration using Outlook. If you copy a large file from your computer to a different computer or server within your organization, it's still pretty fast, but not as fast as the previous example. This example is similar to the email configuration using your organizations internal email server. If you copy a large file to a website or to a server outside of your organization it will be much slower than the previous two examples. This is because the file is leaving your internal network and going to some external location. This example is similar to the email configuration using an outgoing email server that is not located within your organization (i.e. Internet Service Provider, etc).

Other outgoing email server options

If your organization does not have an internal email server or you aren't allowed to or don't want to use the outgoing email server of your internet service provider, there are other options. Some sites allow free use of their email servers with certain restrictions. A few of those options are listed below in no particular order. This information was gathered on September 1st, 2011 and may be different depending on when you are reading this.

  SendGrid MailJet JangoSmtp Gmail
Website http://sendgrid.com http://MailJet.com http://jangosmtp.com http://gmail.com
Cost Free Free Free Free
Free Email Limit Paid options available 200 per day 200 per day 50 per month can be increasedto 200 per month upon request 500 per day Sending Limits
Server address Smtp.sendgrid.com In.mailjet.com Relay.jangosmtp.net Smtp.gmail.com
Server port 25, 465, or 587 25 or 587 587 587
Use SSL   Yes Yes Yes
Authentication Username/password used tocreate account Username/password providedby MailJet Username/password provided byJangoSmtp Gmail accountusername/password
Tracking sent to, from, subject, date sent to, from, subject, date sent to, from, subject, date sent to, from, subject, date, emailbody
From Address Any Any Any Any, but from address will bereplaced with the from addressconfigured in the gmail account

 

There are also some other options for internal email servers. We would recommend having a technology professional setup and configure these applications.

MailEnable

http://www.mailenable.com/standard_edition.asp

Can be used as a full SMTP server or to relay emails to another outgoing email server To configure MailEnable to relay emails through another outgoing email server: Open the MailEnable Administrator and go to Server -> LocalHost -> Connectors -> SMTP (right-click and select properties), click the SmartHost Tab. Set IP/Domain to the email server address, port, and authentication as provided by either the free email server table above or the administrator of the email server you are using. Make sure the Domain Smart Hosting takes priority is checked Mission Research will not be able to help setup MailEnable, so please consult MailEnable documentation/support for detailed configuration steps/questions

Microsoft IIS SMTP

See Microsoft documentation for setting up and configuring this product.

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