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Creating New Email Templates
There are a number of different attributes which can be defined when creating / editing Email Templates.
The Info tab is used for defining the key information of the template:
- Name: In addition to a friendly name for subsequent selection
- ‘Purpose’ dropdown determines what the template can be used for (this is the type of template as defined above). Please note: This is set permanently when you are creating the template and cannot be modified subsequently.
- Description of the template
- Subject of the email.
- Email Body – The contents of the email, along with rich text formatting.
System fields can be inserted into the Subject and the HTML Body. They take the form of the field name surrounded by square brackets e.g. [customerName]. Only fields recognized by the system will be replaced, to avoid false matches on the email e.g. [this text would remain in the email].
Note: This tab provides the English (default) version of the email content, with definitions for alternate languages definable on the ‘Translation’ tab.
The Files/Links tab defines attachments that will be added to an email by default when this template is used.
If files are attached to a template, they should be provided for each language used.
The tags functionality allows the auto-adding of files or links to an email based on their tag if the tag matches the variable set in the email template.
Links will be injected anywhere in email body text that the 'Hyperlinks' variable, available in the info tab, has been added.
The content for each language is provided on this tab. If content for a language is not provided, the system will either use the regional default language or will fall back to English.
If a link is added to the translated email template, you will be prompted to verify the link.
You can verify the link by highlighting the text you want to act as the hyperlink, clicking on the 'Insert Link' icon and then entering the URL to link to.
Please note that email template names can be set in multiple languages in the Localisation section of Builder, allowing users working in that language to choose the template with a name set in this language.