Emailing reports

ReportComplete can E-Mail reports to parents by logging into your school email SMTP server. This feature is experimental and E-Mail itself has some inherent security risks (see E-mail security).

Settings:

Server: Your SMTP (outgoing) server address.

Encryption: The type (if any) of encryption, the Port will be set automatically.

Username: The username you use to log in to the SMTP server.

Password: The password you use to log in to the SMTP server (not saved for security reasons).

From: Your normal E-Mail address.

Subject: The E-Mail subject text (can contain special Control codes).

Body: The E-Mail text body (can contain special Control codes).


Once you have filled in the form, click 'Test'. This will send a test E-Mail to check your settings have been entered correctly. Settings (apart from the password) are automatically saved when you exit the window.

Sending:

You should see a list of any previously selected pupils in a list, you can toggle between selected and 'all listed' pupils. Any pupils coloured red will be skipped as they do not have an E-Mail address associated with them. Click 'Start' to start the sending process. Sending E-Mails can take a considerable amount of time (especially if 'Higher quality' is ticked), each report has to be generated, converted to images, compressed, then sent. The report is converted to images in order to ensure it's properly formatted and viewable on virtually any type of device.

Secured SMTP servers:

Some E-Mail SMTP servers need to have special settings or a custom password to allow third-party programs to access them. In this case, you would need to contact your E-Mail provider or (if you have access) alter the servers options yourself to allow ReportComplete. For example here is how you create a custom password for Gmail: