Setting Up Email Parser
Extract post from your email and automate your site! EasyDiscuss email parser will automatically grabs post from your inbox based on the defined settings at your backend. It allows the system to fetch emails from a specified mailbox and import the emails so that the mails are processed and then posted as a question or a reply to an existing discussion on the site.
- Test Connection
This button is used to test the connection. It will gives you a success message when it is setup correctly otherwise it will show an error.
- Allow Email Parser
If enabled, EasyDiscuss will fetch emails from the email address that you have specified and post them as questions or replies.
- Mail Server Address
Specify the mail server address that your hosting provider has provided you.
- Mail Server Port
Specify the port used for all incoming connections for your mail service.
- Mail Service Type
Specify the mail service type used. It is recommended to use IMAP.
- Use SSL
Use Secure Transport Layer for the connection. You will need to ensure that your hosting provider supports this.
- Validate Certificates
Some email hosting requires that you validate the certificates upon connecting. If they do not have their own signed certificates, disable this option
- Username (Email Account)
Set the username for your email account.
Set the password for the email account.
- Emails to process at a time
Set the number of emails that should be processed every time the cron is executed.
- Send notification receipt
If enabled, EasyDiscuss will send a notification receipt to the sender when their email is parsed.
- Parse replies
If enabled, replies will also be parsed and included as a reply to the main discussion post.
- Reply Break
Works like page break, reply break identify the end of the reply. Anything defined break will be trimmed from the reply. Useful to exlclude previous replies in the email.
- Moderate parsed email
If enabled, the posts that are generated based on the emails will be unpublished by default.
- Save into category
Select the desired category to save parsed mails into.
Currently email parser only works on a single category; pre-configured at the backend.