Email notification messages can be generated automatically by ProblemTracker triggered by the Email Preferences you have configured for each product. Notification messages can also be triggered by the use of the Alerts and Discussion features. Each of the features above generates a notification message with a unique structure. The structure of each message type is described below.
Email Notification Messages based on Email Preferences
The Email Preferences set for each product in ProblemTracker can be set to send an email message when an operation is performed on a record (such as adding, deleting, editing, or tasking a record) or when the record experiences a change in state or assignment. The email messages generated by these preferences are of the form shown int he example below. This example is a message sent to a user who has been assigned to a newly added record:
The fields that are included in the email notification messages can be customized. Whether a particular field is displayed in the email message is determined by the Field Visibility settings for that field. Field Visibility can be customized for each field in the Define Record section of the Administration page.
Alerts Notification Messages
The Alerts feature can be configured to send an email notification message about a record at a particular date and time as shown in the example below Each message includes a link to the record that generated the alert, information about how long a record has been its current state, when the next alert will be sent, additional information from the alerts settings for the record, and fields from the record:
The fields that are included in the message can be customized. Whether a particular field is displayed in the email message is determined by the Field Visibility settings for that field. Field Visibility can be customized for each field in the Define Record section of the Administration page.
Discussion Notification Messages
The Discussion feature can be configured to send an email notification message to invite a user or group to participate in a discussion for a record or to notify a user that a new post has been added to a discussion. The first example is an invitation to participate in a discussion. The second image is notification about a new post to a discussion. Each message has the subject (name) of the discussion thread, the record number where the thread is located, and a link to the thread: