We are excited to announce the release of Sendent v3.4.0, also known as the May 2023 update. This latest version brings a host of changes, improvements, and exciting features to the Sendent platform.
In this article, we will delve into the details of what this update entails, highlighting all the noteworthy enhancements that await users. So, without further ado, let’s jump in and explore the latest improvements in Sendent.
New feature: Group Settings
With the integration of Nextcloud’s Groups feature, Sendent now enables greater customization of settings within an organization. This feature makes it easy to tailor your Sendent experience to suit your needs and the needs of your organization.
- Create groups with distinct settings: Administrators can now create groups within Sendent, each with its own unique set of settings. This enables granular control over various parameters, ensuring that specific user groups operate with tailored configurations.
- User assignment to groups: Users can be effortlessly assigned to specific groups within Sendent. This simplifies management by grouping users based on roles, departments, or any other relevant criteria.
- Configuration flexibility: With Group Settings, administrators have the flexibility to configure settings for each group individually. This includes customization of email management preferences, attachment size limits, and other specific functionalities.
- Precedence management: Sendent allows administrators to set precedence levels for groups when users belong to multiple groups. This ensures that the appropriate settings take precedence, creating a seamless and consistent user experience.
Our latest update brings a range of improvements designed to empower users with more control over Sendent:
Recipient and Sender exceptions
This allows users to set exceptions for Sendent’s attachment mode and auto upload attachment size based on the sender’s or recipient’s email address. Values set in the settings page for attachment mode and size will be ignored for specified senders.
For example, if you add a specific email address or domain (e.g. email@example.com or @sendent.com) to the “External domain exceptions” or “Sender exceptions” field, Sendent won’t automatically trigger when an email that meets the conditions set under “Attachment settings” is sent or received from those addresses. This gives you more control over how Sendent operates in specific scenarios, helping you to optimize your email workflow and save time.
The new “Dependencies Checker” section in the General settings page helps you ensure that you have all the required applications installed for Sendent to work properly. In addition, the section also displays any recommended applications that you may want to install for a more optimal Sendent experience. This feature is designed to make it easier for you to set up Sendent and get the most out of its powerful email management capabilities.
Public share for guest accounts
With this new addition, users will now be prompted with a dialogue box when they click on the “Public Share” button, which previously was only available after sharing a file or folder. The new dialogue box provides users with greater flexibility and control over their public sharing option when you want to use Guest accounts. Additionally, the snippet for this feature can be adjusted under Guest accounts > Public Share Guest Account Snippet and Share files Guest Account Snippet.
The May 2023 update also addresses several bug fixes to ensure a seamless user experience:
- Improved handling of the insert cursor position.
- Fixed an error that occurred when a 0KB attachment was uploaded.
- Improved support for simple HTML snippets.
- Use the Nextcloud guest user ID for Guest Accounts instead of the recipient email address.
- Users are now correctly logged out when they click the “Log Out” button, allowing a new user to log in without any issues.
- If anonymous sharing is disabled and no recipients are found (Guest Accounts), the user will receive a notification that this must be resolved before they can continue to the next step.
- If a manual password is chosen and the “&” character is used, it will be replaced by an “!” character. This is due to a possible encoding issue in HTML that would otherwise cause problems when trying to open the shared file or folder.
- In certain cases, the Public Share button did not work properly. This has now been fixed.
- To better support firewalls, we now provide a “content-type” attribute when uploading files.
- The rare issue where large files could not be uploaded has been fixed.
- The date and time formatting in the back end has been updated to display in the local date-time format.
- A fix has been applied for Greenshot when the send using account is not available.