Send e-mail

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[edit] What's this?

The e-mail plug-in allows you to transfer a broadcast to your e-mail handler and to send e-mails containing information on a broadcast.

[edit] Using the plug-in

Using the plug-in is easy. You can simply right-click on a broadcast and choose the plug-in from the context menu. Or you export a broadcast into this plug-in by double-clicking on the broadcast and choosing "Send via e-mail" from the "Functions" menu on the left. In both cases, a n e-mail will be generated containing all the information on all the broadcasts.

[edit] Configuration

Image:Plugins_EMail.png

Use default e-mail handler is set as default and the plug-in will try to use the e-mail handler on your system which you have chosen as default. If this does not work or if you would like to use a different e-mail handler, please un-check this option and specify the program manually. Please also specify a parameter for sending the e-mail in the parameter line. In most cases {0} will do as default setting. If not, please enter the address you would like to send your e-mail to. {0} will then be replaced by "mailto:[youraddress@xyz.com]".

In order to change the setting for text layout and font, please click on Additional settings. The following pop-up window will open:

Image:Plugins_EMail_extendet.png

Your entry under "Parameter" will then be saved in a certain character set. UTF8 should be working in most cases. If you are having problems with umlauts or similar characters, you should try a different character set, e.g. ISO-8859-1 which is widely in use.

Finally, you may layout your message text according to your wishes. If your would like to do that, please read hier before doing so.

[edit] Examples for different configurations

Program Application Parameter
Standard Mail-Programm in Windows
  • Windows 95, 98, ME: C:\Windows\rundll32.exe
  • Windows 2000 oder neuer: C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
url.dll,FileProtocolHandler {0}
Standard Mail-Programm in Mac OS X /usr/bin/open {0}
Standard Mail-Programm in Gnome gnome-open {0}
Standard Mail-Programm in KDE kfmclient exec {0}
Microsoft Outlook Express C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe /mailurl:{0}
Microsoft Outlook 2003 C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE /c ipm.note /m {0}
Thunderbird
  • Windows: PATHTOTHUNDERBIRD\Thunderbird.exe
  • Mac OS X: /Applications/Thunderbird.app/Contents/MacOS/thunderbird-bin
  • Sonstige: PATHTOTHUNDERBIRD/Thunderbird.sh
{0}
MacOS X Mail /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail {0}
KMail Adapt the path given in the script, change it into an executable and specify it as the e-mail handler in the plug-in configuation window. {0}
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