Greencourt Software GamePlan sports and recreation software

Changes occurring in 2014: Details here

GamePlan Software -- E-mail Setup

The GamePlan software provides the capability to e-mail reports to the members in a ladder, tournament, or match schedule (assuming that you have entered e-mail addresses with the player names).

If you will be using the e-mail feature, you must provide the following information in the Setup/Email dialog box:

  1. The name and e-mail address of the sender. This information appears in the heading of the e-mail, to indicate who has sent the message.
  2. SMTP server that you use to send outgoing e-mail. This information is typically provided to you by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), so that you can configure your e-mail program. Note: If you are using a web-based e-mail program, you may not be able to use this feature; see more information below.
  3. If your outgoing mail server requires authentication (again, this would be specified by your ISP), then you should check the box and provide your user ID.

Web-based E-mail
If you use a web-based e-mail system, such as Yahoo Mail, you may or may not be able to use the GamePlan e-mail feature. Please note that you must use an "SMTP" service to send e-mail from GamePlan. You may be able to use the outgoing SMTP service of your ISP, even if you are not otherwise using it for your regular e-mail processing. Alternatively, you can access Yahoo Mail via SMTP, as described here. For other web-based e-mail systems, you might try searching their help for information on "SMTP."

E-mail Subject Line
The "subject" line for the e-mail message may be entered in either of two ways:

  1. Click Setup/Report_Heading... and enter a subject line to be used whenever e-mail is sent for this ladder, tournament, or match schedule.
  2. Or, the subject line can be entered at the time the message is sent. (Click Tools/E-mail....)

Configuration Data Storage
Note: this e-mail configuration information is stored on the user's computer, rather than in the GamePlan data file. Therefore, it is not passed from one computer to another if you move a GamePlan data file to a different computer. Also, you only have to set up or change this data once, and it is available for all GamePlan processing.