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Mar 22, 2022
novaPDF 11.x
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The SMTP presets section allows you to use predefined SMTP servers or define your own custom server details for sending out an email with the generated PDF attached. The difference between SMTP and MAPI is that with MAPI your email will be sent using the default email client installed on the computer, while with SMTP a server is used.
These presets allow you to define custom options for sending emails via SMTP. 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.

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Manage presets

New

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.

Copy

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.

Delete

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

Browse

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.

Send using email server

This preset is included as an example, you will need to make a Copy of it and then fill in the SMTP server details and From/To/Subject/Content so that the email will be correctly sent out. Using this preset an email will be sent out via the SMTP server you configured. The generated PDF will be attached to the email by default.

SMTP

Name

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

Description

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

Author

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.

Server

Enter your SMTP server name or IP address.

SMTP port

Enter SMTP Port. Usually this is port number 25.

Authentication required

If your SMTP server requires authentication, check the Authentication required checkbox and enter the Account name and Password.

Connection

This is where you can set the type of encryption to be used with the SMTP server:
  • Don't use encrypted connection. If this is selected no type of encryption will be set.
  • Use SSL encrypted connection. If selected the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) will be used for control channel and data channel connections to the SMTP server.
  • Use TLS encrypted connection. If selected the Transport Layer Security (TLS) will be used for control channel and data channel connections to the SMTP server.

Predefined

There are several predefined SMTP servers that use available public information to fill in the SMTP details. You also have the option of sending out a Test email to see how it works. These are the predefiend SMTP servers:
  • AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) - If you use this default SMTP Servers preset, after the PDF is created the application will send the email using the SMTP server configurations of AIM (AOL Instant Messenger): smtp.aim.com (port 587). Please note that you will need to make a copy of this preset and add your username/password for your AIM account (this server requires authentication and the default preset leaves the username/password fields empty). Using this preset, no encryption will be used when sending the email.
  • AOL (America Online) - If you use this default SMTP Servers preset, after the PDF is created the application will send the email using the SMTP server configurations of AOL: smtp.aol.com (port 587). Please note that you will need to make a copy of this preset and add your username/password for your AOL account (this server requires authentication and the default preset leaves the username/password fields empty). Using this preset, no encryption will be used when sending the email.
  • Google/Gmail - If you use this default SMTP Servers preset, after the PDF is created the application will send the email using the SMTP server configurations of Gmail: smtp.gmail.com (port 587). Please note that you will need to make a copy of this preset and add your username/password for your Gmail account (this server requires authentication and the default preset leaves the username/password fields empty). The TLS encryption method will be used when sending the email using this preset.
  • Outlook/Hotmail/Live - If you use this default SMTP Servers preset, after the PDF is created the application will send the email using the SMTP server configurations of Live (Microsoft email service): smtp.live.com (port 587). Please note that you will need to make a copy of this preset and add your username/password for your AIM account (this server requires authentication and the default preset leaves the username/password fields empty). The TLS encryption method will be used when sending the email using this preset.
  • Yahoo! - If you use this default SMTP Servers preset, after the PDF is created the application will send the email using the SMTP server configurations of Yahoo! Plus: plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com (port 465). Please note that you will need to make a copy of this preset and add your username/password for your AIM account (this server requires authentication and the default preset leaves the username/password fields empty). The SSL encryption method will be used when sending the email using this preset.

From/To/CC/BCC

You can set a Display Name that will show the recipient as the From name in the email they receive. You can also 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)

Subject

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

Body

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).
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.