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Can odoo work as an email autoresponder?

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Glenn
on 4/29/15, 9:00 PM 1,021 views

Hi - I'm using Odoo SaaS. As new cutomers are on boarded, I would like to enter their email address and then a sequence of emails automatically sent to them. Is this possible and how would this be setup in Odoo?

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R
On 4/30/15, 4:50 PM

Yes, it is possible to run autoresponder campaigns in odoo. In odoo, they are called Mass Mailing campaigns and you must install the "Mass Mailing Campaigns" module to get started with it. After install, go to Settings and under the "Configuration" header click "Marketing". Then, activate "Manage Mass Mailing Using Campaign" checkbox, check demo date if you want to see how it may work. Once you install the campaign feature it will redirect you to Mass Mailing and you can set up campaigns.

In the "Settings" area, under the "Configuration" header, there is a menu item called "General Settings. If you click, you will be shown an option on configuring your outgoing e-mail server. It's already configured by default on SAAS. However you can customize it to your own outgoing e-mail servers should you choose. For very large mass campaigns, it is a good idea to have a seperate e-mail server. One that has a proven record of delivering large volume quickly.

These servers provide outbound e-mail services only and you only pay for what you use, making them very cost-effective.

You can do your own research to determine which server is best for your mass mailing campaign. Below are two examples:

Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES)

https://aws.amazon.com/ses/

Mandrill (by MailChimp)

http://mandrill.com/

Below is another forum question where a user asked about problems with deliverability with the builtin odoo servers. If you scroll down, you will find that someone suggested using Mandrill.

https://www.odoo.com/forum/help-1/question/moving-from-mailchimp-72654

Here is another question here on the forums that was similar to yours. The opinion there is that odoo's autoresponder system is not as user-friendly as paid services such as mailchimp, which seems to be a common complaint.

https://www.odoo.com/forum/help-1/question/marketing-campaign-openerp-7-48133

Finally, here is a Youtube video outlining the basic steps of setting up Mass mailing campaigns. The video is for an older version of odoo (formerly openerp).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdBP4cPK0iU

You can create and manage your campaigns by clicking on "Marketing" in the header menu.

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Glenn
On 4/30/15, 11:40 PM

Thanks so much for providing that information. It's very helpful and I've been studying it and it gives a lot of information on setting up the mass email system. However, I can't seem to find anywhere any information on the automation. For example, a welcome email might go out right away, then 30 days later a different one goes out, etc. If anyone has any info on automation, triggers, etc please help. I have tried myself and can't seem to integrate everything.

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