What is the Email Notification Plugin?
The Email Notification Plugin is a tool you can activate
(via Global settings) that will allow you to broadcast an email message to all
those that have signed up. So whats so different about using this when compared
to sending a simple email to a list of people in your email software address
book that you have on your local system?
Simply put, the Email Notification utility allows folks
to add or remove themselves from your emailings, without any upkeep or
maintenance of the subscriber list by you.
This is the scenario most typical:
- A visitor views your Email Notification page and
submits their email address in the shown form.
- When you are ready to broadcast an email message,
you go to the Email Notification page, click on the adm ed link at the
bottom of that page, log in, and type in a subject and message in the form
- Click on the Send Message button and the email will
go to everyone that has signed up and is on the list to receive the
Even though you dont need to, as the administrator, you
can change a few of the default set up options if you click on the link titled
- StoryBoard Administrator Email -- an email address for
notification of any problems with the operation of your StoryBoard Mail
Manager. Generally this should be your email address.
- Outgoing Email Web Return Address. This web address
appears at the bottom of the broadcast email so that recipients know what web
site to go to. It can be any web address, but generally would be set to show
YOUR web address.
- Web Page Sign Up Page Message. This is the message
that appears in the page that shows when a visitor clicks on your Email
Notification link. Typically, it is a simple message describing the mailing
list sign up procedure
A few more administration links available:
- All Signed Up List. At any time, the administrator can
see who is actually signed up. The list can be edited and an individual email
can be sent.
- Email Archive. A list of all the broadcast emails that
have been sent. This allows you to see all the past broadcasts you have
- Update Subscription List Tool. A simple click on this
will manually run a scan of all emails that have been received by this
function and perform the appropriate removal or addition of email addresses to
the actual list. This function is also performed automatically every time the
Send Email page is accessed. This is done to insure that every time you want
to broadcast an email message, the recipient list is accurate and up to
One caveat to the use of the Email Notification plugin:
After you activate this feature (via the Global link when in the Preview Page ,
advanced mode), you must notify the NFN StoryBoard that you wish to use it. The
reason for this notification is that a special StoryBoard mailbox must be set up
on the server. Simply drop a note per instructions shown on the Email
Notification administration page.