System Emails

You can customize a number of the automated emails Realm sends.

You send a number of emails through Realm, often automatically: invitations to sign up, event changes and cancellations, and others. These emails can be customized to include your own messages.

Emails can also be customized from different parts of Realm, but the changes you make in the System Emails window will become the default for those other locations.

Suppose, for instance, you cancel a group event. When you save that change, you'll have the chance to customize the email that is sent out. Changes made at that time will only apply to that one use of the email. The next time you cancel an event, the email will default to the one saved in the System Emails window.

But, make the change in System Emails, and it will be used each time.

Some emails require a response from the recipient. Of those, some must be answered within in set period of time; others are valid indefinitely. Here are some examples:

MessageExpires
Invitation to congregants and leaders to sign up for Realm90 days from date sent
Invitation reminder90 days from date sent
Invitation for those with new user permissions to sign up24 hours
Invitations for converted accounts72 hours
Password reset24 hours

Customize System Emails, General Case

For long-term email edits.

  • You must be an administrator to do this.

Realm sends out a number emails automatically, like when you invite someone to sign up, cancel a group event, and so on. You can rewrite many of these to include your own messages. If changed from the System Email window, an email is updated for all processes that use it until changed again.

  1. In the top-left corner, click your ministry hub then System Settings. Then click System Emails.
  2. Select the email you want to edit from one of the sections.
  3. Rewrite the subject, message, or signature to meet your needs.
  4. Drag the blue auto-text boxes anywhere you want that information included. Those with a red asterisk are required.
  5. Click Save.
    Note: If you select Reset to default, the email reverts to its original Realm content.
    Your changes will be included in all future uses of this email.

Customize System Emails, Specific Case

For quick, temporary edits.

Realm sends out a number emails automatically, like when you invite someone to sign up, cancel a group event, and so on. You can rewrite many of these to include your own messages. If changed during the process to which they belong, an email is updated only for that one instance of use; thereafter, it reverts to the content saved in the System Emails window.

  1. When you make changes to certain group or registration events, a window opens with a copy of the email that will be sent. Click Edit.
  2. Select the email you want to edit from one of the sections.
  3. Rewrite the Subject, Message, or Signature to meet your needs.
  4. Drag the blue auto-text boxes anywhere you want that information included. Those with a red asterisk are required.
  5. Click Apply.
    Note:

    If you select Reset to default, the email reverts to the content set up in the System Emails window.

    Your changes will be applied to this use of the email only.