- Centova Cast Administrator's Reference Manual
- Managing Accounts
- Statistics Report
- Server Settings
- Managing E-mail Messages
- Host Management
- Account Templates
- System Status
- System Logs
- Staff Management
- System Utilities
Managing E-mail Messages
Every E-mail message sent by Centova Cast to administrators or clients can be customized via the E-mail management page.
To access the E-mail management page, click the
E-mails link under the Settings heading in the navigation menu.
The Message List
The message list displays all available E-mail messages. Click on the
Edit Message icon next to a message to launch the
The message editor provides the following fields:
Specifies the text to use in the "subject" line of the E-mail message.
Specifies the plain text content for the E-mail message. This represents the body of the message, and will be displayed by E-mail mail clients which do not support HTML messages.
After composing a text version of your message, you may optionally click the
To HTMLbutton to automatically generate an HTML version of the message based on your text version.
Specifies the HTML content for the message. This represents the body of the message, and will be displayed for the majority of mail clients which support HTML E-mail. If this field is left blank, an HTML version of the message will be constructed automatically based on the text version.
After composing an HTML version of your message, you may optionally click the
To Textbutton to automatically generate a text version of the message based on your HTML version.
Placeholders / Variables
Each message may include "placeholder" values that will be replaced with alternate text before the message is sent. These are typically used to insert content such as the client's name or E-mail address into the message template.
Placeholders are enclosed in braces, and typically look something like
The selection of available placeholders will vary per message; it is recommended that you base your custom messages on the default messages and retain any placeholders that already exist in each one.
At any time while editing your message content, click the
Preview button at the bottom of the page to display a preview of your messages.
The preview feature displays both the HTML and text messages as they would appear in a user's E-mail client, with all variable placeholders replaced with sample text. This feature is especially useful when composing HTML messages, to ensure that your HTML code is valid and correct.