Use the qptool newsletter
command to send daily and weekly newsletters to members of places. Members of a place can receive daily newsletters if daily newsletters are enabled for the place in Customize
and can receive weekly newsletters if weekly newsletters are enabled in Customize
. To receive a newsletter, a member must subscribe to newsletters in the member information page and must have a valid e-mail address.
IBM® Lotus® Quickr™ cannot mail newsletters to groups. If you want to mail a newsletter to a user who is a member of a group, add the user as an individual member of the place.
To send newsletters, enter the following command from the server console:
load qptool newsletter arguments
are described in Table 1
A place will not send out a newsletter unless the following requirements are met:
Table 1. Arguments for qptool newsletter
- The place manager has enabled newsletters in the Basic Options. By default, newsletters are enabled.
- The place's newsletter setting (Daily vs. Weekly) matches that of the argument used in the qptool command. If the -daily flag is used with qptool newsletter, the place will not send out a newsletter if it is set to weekly.
|-?||Prints help on the command.|
|-daily||Sends newsletters in daily format. By default the NOTES.INI file includes the setting ServerTasksAt1=qptool newsletter -daily -a so that daily newsletters are sent at 1 AM for all places. You can change the time when daily newsletters are sent by modifying the notes.ini file or scheduling the command through a Program document. |
|-weekly||Sends newsletters in weekly format. Using a Program document to schedule the mailing of weekly newsletters for all places is recommended. |
Weekly newsletters typically take longer to process then daily newsletters, especially if there are many members and places. Server performance can slow during processing. Therefore, schedule the newsletter -weekly command to run during non-business hours, for example Friday evenings or Saturdays.
Note: Place members who sign up to receive weekly newsletters only receive them if you create a Program document in the Domino Directory with qptool newsletter -weekly -a and set a time and day for the server to collect and send weekly newsletters.
|-a||Sends newsletters for all places.|
|-p place(s) ||Sends newsletters for a place or a space-separated list of places.|
|-i inputfile ||Sends newsletters for places specified in an XML input file located in the server program directory.|
|-o outputfile ||Logs results to a specified XML output file. By default logs results to qptool.newsletter.xml in the program directory.|
Parent topic: Managing places using My Places and qptool commands: qd85