Working With Emails

Working With Emails


Go to the Emails Landing Page (Start > Emails) to see all the emails sent to or from Workbooks by any user.

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NOTEUsers of the free edition cannot send emails via the Workbooks server and so must first configure their database to send email via their own external mail server.  If you try to send email before the configuration has been set you'll see a dialogue box prompting you to make the necessary changes.  Click here for more information on configuring these settings.

Create your Email

Click Start > New > Email or from within a record, open the Emails tab and choose Send Email.  If any Email Templates have been created that can be used with the type of record you've opened, you'll be offered a choice of them at this point.


If you're creating the email from a Person record (and there is a valid email address for that person), their name will automatically appear in the recipient column.  You can add more people by clicking Add a recipient and clicking under Recipient - Person, Mailing list or email address, where you can either start typing the recipient's name or select it using the dropdown picklist.  To send an email to a Mailing List simply type the name of the list into the Recipient field.

You can specify whether the email is sent directly to the Recipient or copied to them by choosing To, cc or bcc.

Writing your Message

If you've applied a template to your message, the Subject and Message fields will be populated, but you can still modify them if required.

If you haven't already applied a template, enter a Subject for your email and then enter the content of your Email, either straight into the Message field (where you can use the formatting toolbar to format your message) or click HTML to build your Email via HTML.

Your default Email signature (if you've set one up) will appear in the Message field.


You can include links to URLs or to files stored within your Upload Library.  To do this, highlight the word(s) you want to be the link and click on the Link symbol in the formatting toolbar.  In the dialogue box that appears, choose your Link Type and Protocol using the dropdown picklists and fill in the information for the email address or URL.  To link to a file within your Upload Library, click Browse Server. Click to select the file you want to link to, then click OK.


To include an image in your email, click on the Image button in the formatting toolbar.  Enter the URL for where the image is hosted or click Browse Server to select an image from your Upload Library.

You can control the appearance of the image by editing the Width, Height, Border, HSpace, VSpace and Align fields.  (HSpace and VSpace control the horizontal and vertical space between the image and the surrounding text.)

Including Attachments

To attach a file (or files) to your email, open the Attachments tab and click Upload Attachments.  Click Browse and choose the file you want.  To add another file, click the plus symbol.  When you've identified all the files you want to attach, click Upload.

Note: This forum article explains the Size limits of Emails and Attachments

Sending your Email

When you're ready, you can send your Email or save it in draft format and return to complete it later.  You'll find the Save as Draft and Send buttons on the Main tab, or you can click on the Email icon in the top left-hand corner and choose from the options that appear.

The only templates you can apply will be those that are relevant to the record type you have open.

If you want a copy of the Email to be sent to your email client Inbox tick Copy me.

Viewing Emails

Your Email will be stored within the Email tab of the record against which you created it as well as being accessible from the Emails Landing Page.  In addition the Summary and Email tabs on an Organisation record show any Emails sent to or from Employees of that Organisation.