SendEmail

The SendEmail function is used to send emails to an SMTP server for distribution to recipients.

Electronic mail servers and other mail transfer agents use SMTP to send and receive mail messages. User-level client mail applications typically use SMTP only for sending messages to a mail server for relaying, as does this Linx function.

Properties

Content

Subject

The subject line of the email. This has to be a string that may not exceed 78 characters.

Body

The body of the email to be sent.

Attachments

Any attachments that need to be sent out with the email. This needs to point to files.

Credentials

Username

The username to log into the Inbox. This is commonly the email address.

Password

The password to log into the Inbox.

Options

Body format

The options are Text or HTML.

Enable SSL

SSL is required by some mail servers, including Gmail.

Port

The default port is 25, when SSL is enabled it is 587.

Priority

Not every email system supports message priority. Clients that do support it, commonly add an exclamation mark to that email or give the email otherwise a higher visibility in the Inbox.

Timeout

Send timeout in seconds.

Receivers

To

The main recipient.

CC

Carbon copied recipients. CC recipients are visible to other recipients of an email.

BCC

Blind carbon copied recipients. BCC recipients are not be visible to other recipients.

Sender

From

The From address.

Server

Smtp Server

The server IP address, network name or URL.


Sending Email with Gmail

For email providers using two-factor authentication (such as Gmail), you will need to complete additional steps to bypass further security settings.

To set up your Gmail account for use by your Linx applications, there are 2 options:

1. Allow less secure apps

In your Gmail account:

  • Select Sign-in and Security

  • Switch off 2-Step verification

  • Scroll down and set “Allow less secure apps” to “On”

OR

2. Create an App password

(This is the recommended option.)

Go to the Google Account section:

  • Select Security

  • Make sure 2-Step Verification is switched 'On'

  • Select App passwords

  • Verify yourself

  • Select 'Other'

  • Provide a name (e.g. Linx)

  • Click Generate

  • The password that you have to use in Linx will display

Note: After setting up your App password, you can switch 2-Step Verification 'Off' again.


In Linx Designer

Set the following properties:

  • Enable SSL

  • Port 587

  • SMTP server: smtp.gmail.com


Also see

Linx Community: Email plugin configuration

Linx Community: Email filtering