Setting up a mailbox or using Swift Mailer to send emails typically involves a series of steps. While I can provide you with a general guide, please keep in mind that specific steps and configurations might vary based on your email provider, server environment, and programming language. Below is a simplified guide to help you get started:
Setting Up a Mailbox:
Choose an Email Provider: Decide on an email provider that suits your needs. Popular choices include Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo Mail, and custom domain email providers.
Create an Email Account: Sign up for an email account with your chosen provider. You'll need to provide a username, password, and other relevant information.
Configure Email Client: Once your account is created, you can access your mailbox through a webmail interface or configure an email client such as Outlook, Thunderbird, or Apple Mail to access your mailbox.
Incoming and Outgoing Server Settings: Your email provider will have specific incoming (IMAP or POP3) and outgoing (SMTP) server settings. These settings are crucial for receiving and sending emails. You'll need the server hostname, port numbers, and security settings.
Security and Authentication: Configure SSL/TLS settings for secure communication. Ensure you have the correct authentication settings (username and password) for both incoming and outgoing servers.
Using Swift Mailer:
Install Swift Mailer: If you're using a programming language like PHP, you can download and install Swift Mailer using Composer (PHP package manager) or by including the required files manually.
Include Swift Mailer in Your Project: In your code, include the necessary Swift Mailer classes and components. Swift Mailer simplifies the process of creating and sending emails using various transports, like SMTP or Sendmail.
Configure Transport: Set up the transport mechanism you'll use to send emails. This could be an SMTP server provided by your email hosting or a local sendmail server.
Create and Send Email: Use Swift Mailer's classes to create an email message. You can set the sender, recipient(s), subject, body, attachments, and other email details.
Send the Email: Once the email is created, use Swift Mailer's methods to send the email using the configured transport.
Here's a simplified example of Swift Mailer usage in PHP:
require_once 'vendor/autoload.php'; // Include Swift Mailer autoload file
// Create the Transport
$transport = new Swift_SmtpTransport('smtp.example.com', 587);
// Create the Mailer using your created Transport
$mailer = new Swift_Mailer($transport);
// Create a message
$message = new Swift_Message('Subject');
$message->setFrom(['email@example.com' => 'Your Name']);
$message->setTo(['firstname.lastname@example.org' => 'Recipient Name']);
$message->setBody('Hello, this is the body of the email.');
// Send the message
$result = $mailer->send($message);
Remember to replace placeholders with your actual credentials and settings.
For more comprehensive and specific guidance, refer to Swift Mailer's official documentation and guides tailored to your programming language and use case. Additionally, consult your email provider's documentation for any specific settings required to use their SMTP server.
The main concern is that we cannot modify passwords for user accounts and there doesn't seem to be a customer log-in portal.
We would like to inform you that the customer login portal is already available in the current flow of uvdeks, for more you can check the attached snapshot:
But at this moment, this feature is not available with cannot modify password for user accounts. If you want to add this feature so you go with the customizations work. For customizations work you can create a ticket on our support panel from here.
I really like UVDesk and how easy it has been to deploy, however I do feel that on the face of it, it seems more suited for external use rather than internal
You can use with the external way as well as internal way.
@emirates_visa in the forum, you cannot insert bio or profile avatar until your account is not used for some time. This is to prevent spam profile and bots that register himself than compile bio and avatar with fake or dangerous info. This regarding the community. If you need support with UVdesk, we are here.
If you need customization you can try to ask to the commercial support, this may help the project and maybe will be solve your request. You can ask for that in a ticket to the UVdesk team if you want to contribute to have the customization, if this will be possible for developers.