The section offers a great deal of configuration options to control how the emails are sent to customers.
Figure 1 shows the
Figure 1 Email Options listing page
To change the details, click the fields under the column header of "Value".Some are set to either True or False.
TomatoCart is able to send emails containing HTML to the customer. Sendmail is a Unix method of sending mails while SMTP is used mostly on Windows/Mac servers. Use SMTP if the webserver is a Windows server, and Sendmail if it is a Unix one. To ensure the correct functioning of the emails to be sent to the customers, the following settings need to be set.
E-Mail Transport Method = Sendmail
E-Mail Linefeeds = LF
An SMTP mail server is most commonly used when hosting websites on Windows based servers.
To ensure the correct functioning of the emails to be sent to the customers, the following settings need to be set.
E-Mail Transport Method = SMTP
E-Mail Linefeeds = CRLF
- Email Linefeeds
Email Linefeeds defines the character sequence used to separate mail headers. Unix/Linux uses LF alone to separate lines (new line character) but Windows uses a combination of CR & LF ( CRLF Line feed).
Set to LF if you are on a Unix/Linux server and set to CRLF if you are on a Windows server.
- SMTP Server
Enter the domain name of your email account server.
- SMTP Server Port
Enter the port of SMTP server.
- SMTP Username
The email address
- SMTP Password
The email account password
- Use MIME HTML When Sending Emails
Sending MIME type determines the content of mail like txt/html, txt/xml, etc. Set to true for HTML emails and false for pure text emails.
- Verifying Email Addresses through DNS
Tomatocart is able to verify email addresses by contacting the name server for a domain to ensure that it is setup to receive emails. This gives a good check to ensure invalid email addresses can’t be inputted.
Since all the email addresses contain the domain name (@domain.com), the existence of the domain name can be verified to make sure to some extent that the email ID given by the user is valid. This is done through 'nslookup' command; however, this may not work on Windows so keep it false on Windows based servers.
- Send Emails
Set to True to send emails to the customers when they register or checkout after purchase and set to False to disable the sending of emails to customers.