There are a few sections of the Configuration tab dedicated to configuring email and content sharing:
- Mail Host Names
- Email notifications
- Content Sharing
Configure these settings at Control Panel → Configuration → Instance Settings. In the Configuration tab, scroll down to the bottom. These three entries are last in the tab.
Enter one mail host name per line, besides the one you configured on the General tab. This tells the virtual instance which mail host names are owned by your organization.
The Sender tab sets the virtual instance’s administrative name and email
address. By default, they are from the
portal properties. This name and email address appear in the From field in all
email messages sent by the virtual instance.
The remaining tabs (Account Created Notification, Email Verification Notification, Password Changed Notification and Password Reset Notification) customize the email messages sent to Users each time any of those four events occur.
A list of tokens, entitled “Definition of Terms,” is provided for insertion of certain variables (such as the portal URL or the User ID) into custom email messages.
Choose if Site administrators can display content in Sites from other Sites they administer. For example, suppose that a certain User is a Site administrator of two Sites: Engineering and Marketing. The checkbox in the Content Sharing section of Instance Settings determines if the Site administrator can display content from the Marketing Site in the Engineering Site and vice versa.
You can also choose if sub-sites can display content from parent Sites and configure the defaults. There are three options:
Enabled by Default: Subsites can display content from parent Sites by default, but this can be disabled by a Site administrator.
Disabled by Default: Subsites cannot display content from parent Sites by default, but this can be enabled by a Site administrator.
Disabled: Subsites cannot display content from parent Sites, and this behavior cannot be changed by a Site administrator.
That covers a lot of Instance Settings, but you’re not finished yet. The next article covers the identification and social settings.