If you have the SMTP details saved in a .CSV file in your computer, you can have them imported right into your computer without going through from a manual process of configuring each SMTP account one by one. Importing process is more or less the same as we have discussed for Importing Contacts. You would just need to maintain the file in right format with all required details for each SMTP account, i.e. SMTP name, hostname, from information including from name, email, reply to email, bounce mailbox and the sending email. Here is how the process works.
Navigate to Import SMTPs
Main Navigation -> Sending Nodes -> Import SMTPs
The destination of the file that needs to be imported and you have the following two option to select one appropriate.
Upload Now from System
If the file that you need to import is in your computer, then select this option. The process needs the file to be uploaded first from the select file field underneath.
Select File- Proceeding with the option Upload Now from System would require selecting the file from your system to upload and import.
Select From Files Uploaded to Server Folder
If the file has already been uploaded to the server folder under your installation, then the system will simply provide you an option to select this file from its name and get it instantly imported, without having to upload it from your computer. You can also upload files using FTP to place within the server folder and later selecting the desired ones for importing.
Import File- You will see all uploaded files to select one, if you select the second option to choose an already uploaded file from the server folder.
If the file that contains SMTP details and settings includes first row as header, then, select this option as Yes. It will give system an indication that the first row of the importing file belongs to the titles of the columns and not the original SMTP details and settings; therefore, ignore the first row (Headers) while importing the contact information. If you wrongly select this option as “No” and the importing file contains first row as header, then system will import header names i.e. SMTP Name, Hostname, Port and other column heads/titles as SMTP details/settings. So, if the first row of the importing file isn’t the header then select No otherwise go with Yes option.
Mapping the Fields
After you are done with the preferred selections, system reads the file intended to get imported and will show you the values in the file to be mapped with correct database fields. From field it refers to the fields and selection required to complete the process of configuring the SMTP account within CampaignsPlus, i.e. SMTP name, SMTP Group, Hostname and such. You need to appropriately match the importing file columns with the fields, to get the SMTPs connected without any possible error. For example, Hostname in the importing file should be mapped with the Hostname field of the system; any other information mistakenly stored in Hostname will not let the SMTPs to connect Mail Server.
Once the mapping process completes and you select to proceed with your preferred selections, function starts reading your file