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Custom email address implementation is a good tone, warranty, and reliability for your Affiliates since all notifications will come from your name, not from Affise. There's a good chance your email will be read and not ignored.
How to set up your custom email address?
Email setup is crucial for your Affiliates to be able to register in the network and activate their accounts.
You can manage your email settings in the Settings tab > Settings > Email:
Here you need to set up your custom email account and update all the fields below based on email account settings on the hosting side:
Mail - your email account which you want to use
Protocol - your email provider protocol, here you may choose one of three protocols:
SMTP - default protocol for email transmission.
SMTP+SSL - a standard security protocol for establishing encrypted links between a web server and a browser in online communication.
SMTP+TLS - similar to SMTP+SSL, but with the different type of certificate (TLC).
SMTP-server - email provider SMTP server type, which is typically set as ‘smtp.domain.com’ or ‘mail.domain.com’. For instance, a Gmail account will refer to smtp.gmail.com. But that’s not a unified type, so you should pay attention and get the right SMTP parameters. Below you find a list of the SMTP settings of the most common providers:
SMTP-port - port 587 is supported by almost every outgoing SMTP server, and it’s useful for unencrypted or TLS connections, while port 465 is used to connect via SSL.
SMTP-login - will be the same as your email account name.
SMTP-password - will be the same as your email account password.
Fill in all the fields and click Save.
To fill in the fields above, you may contact your email provider to get more details on it. Or you may find the necessary data yourself, based on the example of setting up a
custom Gmail account, which is described below.
Gmail custom email address implementation
Gmail users may use this article, which provides all the needed information on how to integrate the Gmail account with another platform.
To set up custom email address with google mail, do the following:
Check that IMAP protocol is turned on. Open your Gmail account and navigate to Settings > See all settings.
Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP > IMAP access > Status > Enable IMAP.
3. Fill the necessary data in the Affise Email Settings.
Mail - your email account which you want to use (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Protocol - your email provider protocol, we choose SMTP+SSL (security protocol):
SMTP-server - smtp.gmail.com
SMTP-port - port 465 is used to connect via SSL.
SMTP-login - the same as your email account name (email@example.com).
SMTP-password - the same as your email account password.
Use the table below or this link to update fields with the correct information:
❗ Use only Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server table row data to fill in the fields in your Affise Email Settings Tab.
Yandex custom email address implementation
You can implement a custom email with Yandex mail.
To do this, take the following steps:
1. Log in to your Yandex account, open Yandex mail.
2. Click Settings > All settings > Email clients.
3. Select the From the imap.yandex.com server via IMAP checkbox. App passwords and OAuth tokens is checked by default.
4. Click App passwords to get redirected to the correspondent instruction. This page exists only in Russian.
5. On the App passwords page, click Управление аккаунтом.
6. Scroll down to select the Passwords and authorization section. Click Enable app passwords > Create a new password.
7. In the appeared window, select Mail. Fill in the Name of password for access to Mail field and click Create.
8. Copy your password and click Done.
9. Go to Affise Email Settings to fill in the necessary data.
Mail – your Yandex e-mail.
Protocol – SMTP+SSL.
SMTP-server – smtp.yandex.ru.
SMTP-port – 465.
SMTP-login – your Yandex e-mail.
SMTP-password – obtained in point 8.
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If you have more questions on how to set up your custom email address, feel free to contact the Affise Support Team via firstname.lastname@example.org or your Dedicated Account Manager.