Send e-mails when changes are detected

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If changes in a page are detected, WebSite-Watcher can send an e-mail to one or more recipients. The setup of that feature consists of two steps:

 

1.SMTP Server Setup
2.Enable the Send-Mail feature for specified bookmarks

SMTP Server Setup

Before you can send e-mails, you have to enter the mail server configuration.

 

1.Open the program configuration
2.Select the "Check" tab
3.Click the "E-mail" button
4.Enter the server configuration

 

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Smtp Server
SMTP server for outgoing e-mails.

 

Smtp after Pop
Depended from the server configuration, a POP3 login may be required before you can send e-mails (also called SMTP-after-POP or POP-before-SMTP authentication). If this option is enabled, WebSite-Watcher will only perform a login and a logout to the POP3 server, no mails will be downloaded.

 

Pop Server
Is only required if you use the Smtp-after-Pop feature.

 

Connection

WebSite-Watcher supports different methods for Server Authentication:

Regular - Standard login without SSL/TLS
Full SSL - Uses SSL/TLS starting with the first contact to the server. Servers with full SSL/TLS mode usually don't use the standard TCP port (25).
Auto SSL - Uses SSL/TLS only if it is supported by the remote server.

 

 

Template:

 

The Template section contains basic e-mail configurations such as name and mail address of the sender or recipient. To enter more than one e-mail address to the Recipient field, you have to separate them with a comma or a blank.

 

The Subject and Body fields can contain variables which will be replaced with real values when e-mails are sent.

 

Variables in the e-mail subject:

{name}

Name of the bookmark

{url}

Url of the bookmark

{check_url}

Url that was finally checked, recognizes changes to the URL via the Plugin system (event function Wsw_BeforeCheck) and redirections.

{folder}

Absolute folder path

{foldername}

Folder name

{status}

Status of the last check

{infofield1}

Info field #1

{infofield2}

Info field #2

{infofield3}

Info field #3

{changes50}

First 50 characters of highlighted changes

{date_changed}

Date of last update

 

Variables in the message body:

{name}

Name of the bookmark

{url}

Url of the bookmark

{check_url}

Url that was finally checked, recognizes changes to the URL via the Plugin system (event function Wsw_BeforeCheck) and redirections.

{folder}

Absolute folder path

{foldername}

Folder name

{status}

Status of the last check

{note}

Bookmark note

{infofield1}

Info field #1

{infofield2}

Info field #2

{infofield3}

Info field #3

{changes}

Highlighted changes in text format  (only for e-mails in TEXT format)

{date_changed}

Date of last update

 

Max E-Mail Size:

If you send e-mails in HTML format with embedded images, you can limit the max size of the e-mails. WebSite-Watcher will remove images from the e-mail as long as the size larger than the configured max value.

Enable the "Send e-mail" feature in the bookmark properties

If an e-mail should be sent for a bookmark, you have to enable the "Send Mail" feature in the bookmark properties.

 

1.Open bookmark properties
2.Select the "Actions" tab
3.Select "Send e-mail" on the left side
4.Enable the Send e-mail feature

 

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E-mails can be sent in HTML or in Text format. If e-mails are sent in text format, you can optionally attach the downloaded web pages. For HTML mails the page with highlighted changes is used.

 

If the Recipient field is entered, then it will be used instead of the recipient that was entered in the program configuration. If you enter more than one e-mail address, you have to separate them with a comma or a blank. The subject field supports the same variables as available in the program configuration.

 

Ignore document CSS definitions
By default, WebSite-Watcher sends e-mails in HTML format with all CSS definitions that are defined for the page. This option removes all CSS definitions from the document. Use this option if your e-mail client has problems displaying the page with CSS definitions.

 

E-Mail Template
Lets you assign a customized e-mail template (optional). If assigned, then the template configuration will override the global e-mail configuration and can be used to send e-mails with an alternative "From" e-mail or an alternative body.

 

Send before other e-mails
The option "Send before other e-mails" will insert an e-mail to the top of the outbox. So these e-mails have higher priority in the outbox and will be sent before e-mails without that flag. Use this option only for single (critical) bookmarks, not for most or all bookmarks.

 




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