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Configuring Brightspot for email submissions

Administrators perform this task.

After configuring your AWS account as described in Configuring AWS for email submissions, follow the procedures below to configure Brightspot for submitting content over email.

If your version of Brightspot is missing this feature, contact your Brightspot representative.​

Configuring the bounce and complaint interface

If you configured bounce and complaint notifications in the Amazon SES console, you can optionally turn on support for these notifications in Brightspot.

Procedure. To configure the bounce and complaint interface:
  1. From the Navigation Menu, expand Admin, and select Sites & Settings.

  2. In the Sites widget, click Global. The Edit Global widget appears.

  3. Under Main, expand AWS SES.

  4. Turn on Enable Bounce and Complaint Notification Service.

  5. Set the queue name fields to match the queue names that you set in the SES (Simple Email Service).

  6. Click Save.

Activating mail ingestion
Procedure. To activate email ingestion:
  1. From the Navigation Menu, expand Admin, and select Sites & Settings.

  2. In the Sites widget, select Global. The Edit Global widget appears.

  3. Under Main, expand Mail Publishing.

  4. Set S3Region to the AWS region where your queue resides. See SQS (Simple Queue Service).

  5. Set Queue Name to the name of the queue.

  6. Click Save.

Configuring an email ingestor

An email ingestor performs the following:

  • Strips the signatures that some email clients automatically attach to the end of an email's body.

  • Provides the "from" address on the confirmation email Brightspot sends to an editor who submitted content via email.

Procedure. To configure an email ingestor:
  1. From the Navigation Menu, expand Admin, and select Sites & Settings.

  2. In the Sites widget, select Global. The Edit Global widget appears.

  3. Under CMS, expand Email to CMS.

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  4. If you want to use a different ingestor than the current one, do the following:

    1. Click |mi-search|. A content picker appears.

    2. If you want to use one of the available publishers, select it and skip to step 4j.

    3. Click New Mail to Content Mapper. A content edit page appears.

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    4. In the Display name field, enter a name for this ingestor.

    5. In the Signature Stripping Pattern field, do one of the following:

      • Select Standard to select patterns that typically introduce an email signature.

      • Select Custom to compose patterns that you expect to introduce an email signature.

    6. In the Response From Email field, enter a "from" email address that Brightspot uses when sending a confirmation or error message to the editor regarding the submission. The domain name must match the Brightspot domain that you set in the AWS SES (Simple Email Service). If it does not match the Brightspot domain, or is blank, Brightspot does not send confirmation emails.

    7. Click Save.

    8. Click Back to Select Mail Publisher. You return to the content picker.

    9. Select the ingestor you just created. You return to the Edit Global widget.

    10. Click Save.

Mail content mappings