Using Authentication to Send Email
BookingCenter supports authentication to send emails from within the program. The area to set it up is Parameters | Internet Configurations and you can place your SMTP server, user name, and password in order to authenticate against your ISP's (Internet Service Provider's) email server if they equire this. If authentication is NOT REQUIRED from your ISP (Internet Service Provider) then do NOT turn this on - it will only slow things down.
USAGE: append the port number to the smtp server name when you place the SMTP server name into the Parameters | Internet Configurations area.
Example: smtp.comcast.net:587 is the port for a Comcast internet ISP.
If you have a different SMTP server and port and placing :587 does not work, try placing port 465, which is SSL. So, an SSL server for ATT, for example, would lilke : smtp.sbcglobal.net:465.
If your ISP only supports SSL authentication using an an encrypted name and password method, then read below for help understanding how to get BookingCenter to send emails.
How will you know if your email is working? You will be able to send an email from a Booking (Booking Detail | Print | Destination: email and send it to yourself.
If your ISP only supports SSL authentication using an an encrypted name and password method, then read https://support.bookingcenter.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/166 for help understanding how to get BookingCenter to send emails.