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Operate - Creating Email Templates

A guide to Creating Email Templates in essensys Operate

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Written by Alex Taylor
Updated over a week ago

Email templates help you communicate faster with your clients, using messages that you can use multiple times; so that you don’t have to write a new message to each customer.

  • To create email templates with Operate, go to Settings > General > Templates > Email Templates.

  • Choose a folder - The folders relate to different Operate modules and allows you to organize email templates according to your specific needs, within different areas of your business, such as: lead management, sales, tours or internal messaging. You can also create a new folder, under Folder Maintenance. Let’s create an email template for Quotes. 

  • Click New to create your template.

Configure Your Email Template:

  • Give it a Name.

  • Add a Description - This could include details about the content or examples of how/when to use the template.

  • Change the Folder as needed.

  • Select a Field category.

  • Choose a Field Name.

  • Note the Merge Field; then copy/paste it in the email body if you want to use it.

Example: The role of the three field related selections is to allow you to use the same template in multiple situations. For instance, you can use one template to reply to multiple customers, without needing to type in information that already exists in the system; such as their account name. All you need to do is copy/paste the Merge Field in the email body. When you send the email, the merge field will automatically replace itself with the information associated with it.

  • Enter a Subject for your message.

  • Click the Attachments field if you want to attach a file to the template. The file will be automatically picked up when you use the template. You can add attachments to Email Templates however, the size of the attachment is limited to 8MB.

  • Edit your Email Body - here is where you can write your desired message. As mentioned above, copy the Merge Field if you want to. 

  • Check the Available for Use checkbox to make the template immediately available.

Click Save to complete your template setup. If your template is made available, you will be able to use it right away, next time when you send an email.

Please note that if you want to reuse the same text and images into a different template, it is not enough to copy/paste the text or HTML of an existing template. Your text and formatting will work correctly; however, images need to be uploaded to the new template. When copy/pasted, images will display for you while editing, but they will not be shown in the email that reaches your customer. Uploading your images will ensure they are being correctly displayed within the email messages as well.

Email Signature Note

When sending out an email that uses a template, your Email Signature will be overwritten. 

To insert your signature in templates, please add the Current User > Email Signature / [CURRENTUSER-EMAILSIGNATURE] merge field. 

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