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Sending emails

Postby stefanos » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:04 am

Hello,
We just started using OCS a couple of weeks ago and are very impressed with how comprehensive the functionality is!
As with all new systems it takes a while to get used to it.
Emailing is one of the areas, where I have a couple of questions.
Let's say I wish to send an email to one or more users (e.g. by going to "Conference Site Management", selecting one of the Roles and then sending a manual email to one or more members of that role).
Is there a way to use a template for that email?
Can I use variables (merge fields) in that email?
Can I change the from field?

Please let me know if you require any more information.

Cheers,
Steven
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Re: Sending emails

Postby jmacgreg » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:10 pm

Hi Steven,

Glad to hear your experience with OJS has been positive. There's no way to set up a template for those manual email sendings; and without some code jigging, there's no way to manage the rest of what you want. We are in the process of refactoring the way notifications and emails, etc. work within our software; the relevant bug report (patch incl.) is http://pkp.sfu.ca/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3922. However, if you're looking to get your hands dirty, we can possibly offer some pointers; a general use case or two would be helpful.

Cheers,
James
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Re: Sending emails

Postby stefanos » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:28 am

Hello James,
Thank you for your quick reply.
What you've said confirms my findings. Good to know that I'm not completely blind!
We only need to do the one manual email, so I don't think messing with the code is justified, but thank you for your offer of guidance.
If this becomes a requirement in the future, I will pester you again...

Cheers,
Steven
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