Provide optional email settings.
The ‘Settings’ tab provides the following options:
|Confirmation email||Provide email address or phone number for sending a confirmation after execution|
|Content transformation||Reduce the size of an email|
|Slurp||Activate slurping to host all images at Ternair email server|
|Extra||Enable/disable editing the HTML content of an email or A/B testing|
On the ‘Setting’ tab you have the option to automatically send a confirmation text message or email when all records are sent. This text message or email notification is a message containing process information which is sent to the provided phone number / email address when all records are sent.
This section contains two options:
- minify CSS
- minify HTML
The default setting for these options is ‘Off’. By checking one, or both, of the two options the content for the respective component in the email are minified. By minifying one or both components the size (in Kb) of an email is reduced.
By reducing the size of an email the email can be loaded more quickly and/or be displayed better in certain email clients.
By selecting this option the cascading style sheet that is used in the email is minified. This option will reduce the size of the CSS in the content. Spaces, enters and tabs, among other things, are removed.
By selecting this option the HTML of the email is minified. Minifying the HTML will, among other things, remove unnecessary spaces within tags, comments and redundant characters from the HTML. Furthermore multiple subsequent spaces are converted to a single space.
Minify CSS and/or HTML is applied in the following locations:
- preview screen
- when sending a test email
- when executing an email block
The minified CSS and/or HTML is not visible in the content section of an email block. Furthermore CSS and/or HTML is not minified in the online viewer and on landing pages.
N.B.: Minifying CSS and/or HTML may have an impact on the lay-out of an email.
With this option it can be specified whether image slurping should be turned on or off.
While attaching the email content a background process is started which downloads all the online images and HTML content to the server that sends out the email (a Ternair email server). The original HTML hyperlink to an image is replaced by an hyperlink referring to the location of the image on a Ternair server. The re-allocating process for images is completely automatic.
An HTML hyperlink to an online image will not be changed when it is not possible to download the image to a Ternair server.
The image ‘slurper’ prevents emails from being marked as spam; since by using the construction described above all images in the email originate from the domain sending the email.
The image ‘slurper’ works as follows:
An imaged will be slurped when, within the <img> tag, an image is included in the src (not case sensitive) and has a valid image extension. Valid image extensions are jpg, jpeg, jpe, gif, bmp, png.
Exceptions can be added for images that should not be included by the ‘image-slurper’. By using an * (asterisk) partial exceptions can be defined. For example www.domain.com/images/*
All images containing the link www.domain.com/images/ will be excluded from the images slurper.
Use this option to enable/disable editing the HTML content of an email or enable/disable A/B testing.
See A/B testing for more details.