My Profile - Email Settings

Link Workforce Manager to your email account to send and receive email using your own email address and password or using oAuth2 through Microsoft or Gmail.

Workforce Manager will initially allow you to send email with nothing more than your email address. This is achieved by utilising the Workforce Manager internal email servers. By setting the email header to your email address, we can send emails that are received by the recipient as though you have sent them directly from your own email account. Replies to emails sent using this process are still sent to your email account and will appear in your Inbox.


This should be considered a short term solution as the number of emails routed through our server in this manner are numerous. The main issue being that although your email is sent, it may be marked at the recipients end as spam or possibly rejected completely.


Setting Workforce Manager to use your own email server will provide the same level of success as your regular email account provides, meaning the problem of spam or rejection will be greatly reduced when compared to using our server.


Sent email will not appear in your out box until you verify your email account *




Open the email settings page

To begin the process of setting up your email account on Workforce Manager, navigate to 'My Profile' by clicking the 'My Profile' button shown in the LH menu whilst on the main diary page. If you are a system administrator, you are able to perform this process on behalf of your users by clicking 'My Company', then selecting the appropriate user account. (You will need their email details)


Once your profile page is showing, click the LH menu button labelled 'Email Settings' to open the email settings page.


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Server Type

Select a server type from the options Microsoft Office 365, Gmail or Other'


The server type determines the method of authentication used to verify your email address for use on Workforce Manager. Both Microsoft and Gmail use oAuth2. The process of verification will vary depending on the authentication method you selected when setting up your Microsoft or Gmail email account.



Microsoft Office 365

With Microsoft Office 365 selected as the server type. Click verify where you will be redirected to Sign in with Microsoft for verification.


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Click next having entered your email address if not already pre selected. N.B. this must match the email address on your Workforce Manager account.


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Click Sign in to open the verification code screen. In the below example, we have selected the authenticator app for providing the authentication code. You may have set your email account up to send the code via email. In this case, check your email inbox for the appropriate code.


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Having entered the code, click verify to continue.


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Please make sure to click 'Yes' as your email address will not stay authenticated for more than an hour.




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After completing all the steps with Microsoft, you will be re-directed back to Workforce Manager where your email address will be marked as verified.







With Gmail selected as the server type. Click verify where you will be redirected to Sign in with Google for verification.


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Choose the correct account that matches the email address you are attempting to verify.


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Check all the boxes to allow Workforce Manager to send and receive emails from your Gmail account and click Continue.


The process of authentication  will depend how you have set up your email account, you may have set your Gmail up to use the google authenticator. This will introduce an additional step where you will enter the authenticator code.


After completing all the steps with Google, you will be re-directed back to Workforce Manager where your email address will be marked as verified.


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If you do not check all the boxes on the sign in pages, you may still have a page that shows as verified but when you try to send email, it may fail as permission was not granted. In this instance, go back to the email verification page and re verify your email address.


Depending on your settings, you may not be verified (as shown above) for receiving email but the ability to send email, e.g. job tickets, invoices etc will be enabled.







Set up your email account using basic Authentication

Using Server Type 'Other' allows you to set up basic authentication using traditional SMTP and IMAP protocols. 



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The above example shows the email settings dialogue when first opened. You will notice within the 'Verification' panel that the email address has not been verified at this stage. All emails sent through Workforce Manger while unverified will be sent using Workforce Managers own internal email server.



The settings


General Settings

Header Name:

When your email is sent, if you set a Header Name, this name will be shown to your recipient instead of your email address. This is often set the same as your email address. Care must be taken to ensure the header name has similarities to your email address name if using anything other than your actual email address. Particularly in outlook, it may be rejected by the recipient if an obscure header name is used. This situation has occurred in more recent times as the security of email accounts with regards to spam have been improved. We would recommend using your email address as the header name.


User Name:

This field contains your email address and is pre populated with your email address as shown on your 'My Profile' page. If you wish to change your email address, you can do this from here and it will also update the email address shown on your 'My Profile' page.



The email password associated with your email account.




Outgoing and incoming server details are provided by your email provider. If you do not know these, contact your email provider for the relevant information. A quick google search will often show you what these may be.


Outgoing Server

SMTP Server:

The outgoing SMPT server name



The port number that your outgoing email is sent via



If your email account uses an encryption method, check this box



Incoming Server

SMTP Server:

The incoming SMPT server name



The port number that your incoming email is sent via



If your email account uses an encryption method, check this box




Once all the relevant details about your email account have been entered, click the 'Verify' button to enable verification. It will take a few moments to verify your account, please stay on the page until the verification process completes.


The below dialogue showing the 'Awaiting verification' notice. An email will be sent to your own email address to enable the verification process. 


Do not delete the verification email during the verification process



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Once the verification process has completed, if the details you supplied were correct, the verification panel will update as shown in the below example to indicate  Workforce Manager will now use the indicated email server when sending email for your account. You may delete the verification emails sent to your email address once the verification process is complete.


Depending on your browser, you may be asked if you wish to save the new password in your passwords list. This is an automated response prompted by your browser. PLEASE CANCEL THE REQUEST. If you save the email password in the browser password list, it will overwrite your Workforce Manager login password. I.E. it has nothing to do with your email password, its just the browser noticing that there is a password field on the current form. Your security is not compromised should you accidentally click yes to save the password, it just means next time you try to log into Workforce Manager, it will fail because it is trying to log in using the now incorrect password. 



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If your email settings could not be verified, you will be prompted with the verification notice as shown in the below example.


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This situation will occur if any part of the detail supplied is incorrect. To force this situation for our example, we have changed the Outgoing Port number to an incorrect values. Where the verified account shows port number 465, the failed process shows 4465 which is incorrect.








* Not all email providers allow automated insertion of 'Sent Email' via third party providers. Office 365 / Outlook does support this, all sent email is shown in your Outlook sent box for all email sent through Workforce Manager, but some providers block this.







See Also:

My Profile - Email Settings
Check out the other 'How To' guides to find out more about Workforce Manager.
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