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Presets: Email - MAPI


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Mar 22, 2022
novaPDF 11.x
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The MAPI presets section allows you to change the default presets or define new ones for sending out emails once the PDF was generated. After it is created, the PDF file can be automatically sent via email to different recipients, either using the default email client (MAPI connection) or directly from the application (using SMTP configuration). Additionally you can choose to zip the PDF and send it as attachment. These presets allow you to define custom options for sending emails via MAPI. A preset can be used by multiple printing profiles and whenever a preset is updated, it will be modified automatically in all profiles that use it.


Manage presets


This will create a new preset based on the default one. You can change its settings and use the Save button to record your changes and create the preset. It is created only after you click on the Save button, if you click on Cancel or select a different preset the current one will be discarded.


This allows you to duplicate an existing preset. To do so, just select an existing preset and click on Copy. Unlike the New option, when you copy an existing preset the duplicate is automatically saved with a different name (original name of the preset plus the word Copy ). Removing the original preset doesn't affect in any way the existing copy of it.


Deletes the preset selected from the list of presets. You cannot delete the default presets that are included in the application.


You can use the left/right arrows in the top-right section of the window to navigate back to the profile manager page or forward to the preset window. You can also access quickly the presets by clicking on the Profile text next to the navigational arrows and selecting the preset section you want to read more about.

Presets List

When the novaPDF is installed, a default set of presets is included for each section that uses presets. These presets have predetermined unchangeable settings that are taken into consideration when creating the PDF files.
However you can create custom presets based on the default ones that when used, will create PDFs using the options you've chosen. In novaPDF there are two types of presets, private and public:
  1. Private presets. A private preset is visible only to the current user. By default new presets are created as private and only the users from the computer where it was created will be able to see it and use that preset in their profiles.
  2. Public presets. Public presets are visible from all client computers (or other users on the same computer) that connect to and print via the computer where they are defined (the printer server). When a public preset will be used, all the settings from that preset will be propagated to the client computers.
This list shows the presets (both private and public) that were defined. The icon on the right of the preset name shows what type of it is (public or private). You can filter the shown profiles by starting to type in the search field and also use the Public/Private checkboxes to filter them by type.

Default Presets

The default emails presets are automatically included in the application and available right after installation. These are presets created based on the most used scenarios for this section. You also have the option of sending out a Test email to see how it works.

Open email client

If you use this default MAPI emailing preset, after the PDF is created the application will open the default email client and attach the PDF file to it.

Send using email client

If you use this default emailing preset, after the PDF is created the application will open the default email client, attach the PDF file to it and send it out using the details you've added in the preset. This preset is included as an example, you will need to make a Copy of it and then fill in the From/To/Subject/Content so that the email will be correctly sent out. If you don't fill in these details, you'll receive an error when this preset is run.



You can type a name for the default preset you are editing/creating.


Add a description for the default preset you are creating/editing.


Optionally you can set the author for this default preset.

Private preset

When the novaPDF is installed, a default preset is created. This preset uses its own default printing settings to create the PDF files. However you can change those settings and create a custom preset, that when used, will create PDFs using the options you've chosen. For each newly defined preset you can choose to have it as Private or Public by checking or unchecking the Private checkbox.


Add from/to/cc/bcc email addresses for the email that will be sent out.
You can configure the following email header properties:
  • From address. This will show as the sender of the email (i.e. it can be your own email address)
  • To email addresses. This is where the email will be sent out to, you can add multiple email addresses by separating them with semicolons (;).
  • CC email addresses (use semicolon to add multiple addresses)
  • BCC email addresses (use semicolon to add multiple addresses)


This is the subject of the email to be sent out. You can use macros to add automatically variables based on what PDF is being created. The following macro items can be added:
  • [N] - The name of the document being converted
  • [T] - The title of the document as defined in the Document section
  • [B] - The subject of the document as defined in the Document section
  • [A] - The author of the document as defined in the Document section
  • [YMD] - Date in the format YYYYMMDD (year, month, day)
  • [Y] - Year in the format YYYY
  • [M] - Month in the format MM
  • [D] - Day in the format DD
  • [HIS] - time in the format hhmmss (hour, minute, second)
  • [H] - Hour in the format hh
  • [I] - Minute in the format mm
  • [S] - Second in the format ss
  • [C] - Counter in the format cc (it begins with 01 and increases at each printed document, if a file with the same name exists in the save folder)
  • [W] - Workstation
  • [U] - User name


This is the body of the email to be sent out. You can use the same macros described above to add automatically variables based on what PDF is being created. If you are using SMTP or Outlook to send the emails, you can enter HTML content for the body of the email and preview it too. MAPI does not support HTML, only text.

Attach PDF

This option is checked by default and attaches the generated PDF file to the email that it sends out. If unchecked, an email will still be sent out but with content only (eventually with other files attached if using the Attach other files option).

Attach other files

Checking this option will let you choose other files to be attached to the email being sent out. You can add files using the Add Files... button or by writing directly the path to the file(s) you want attached. If you want to quickly remove multiple files from this field, you can use the Delete All button.

Ignore missing files

If this option is set, before sending the email the application will add the files as attachments only if they exist.

Zip email attachments

If this option is selected, the PDF file will be compressed first and the resulting zip file will be attached to the email. If the option to attach other files is selected, then all files (including the generated PDF) will be zipped in a single archive and attached.

Change zip extension to

Some email clients block certain types of attachments, thus if you want to be sure the email is delivered with the attachment you can choose to change the extension of the attached file. Commonly the extension can be changed to.txt, and the recipient will rename it back to zip in order to extract the files. You can choose to change the extension from zip to any other type, by writing a new extension in the combo field near this option (there's no need to add "." before the type of extension, only the extension name).

Protect attachments with password

The zip attachment can be protected with a password for increased security (the PDF in the ZIP can also be password protected).

Lookup email addresses

If this option is selected, any email address you enter in the TO, CC, BCC will be looked up before emailing the PDF in the address book of your default email client (uncheck this option if you want to avoid "Allow this program to access..." type of errors returned by Outlook).
Note: Some of the features mentioned on this page might not be available in your edition. The Professional edition includes all the features, while Standard and Lite have limited functionality. For a comparison between editions, please check feature matrix topic.