Breeze Booth for iPad supports both iOS and SMTP emails. This tutorial explains the difference and how to send both.
Guests can share Breeze Booth images via email, text (SMS & MMS), and AirDrop. This tutorial explains how to send emails from Breeze Booth for iPad/iPhone, and helps you decide whether iOS or SMTP emails are a better fit for your business.
With Booth, you choose between 3 ways for guests to send emails.
Let’s run through each option in turn:
Fast and simple to set up, most suitable for social events where you are not concerned about privacy and security of personal data.
This method is more secure than iOS mail, and a better choice for corporate events.
Use Hub to log guest email addresses.
Also worth considering for more advanced operators who sync all images back to a central point. Breeze Hub is a simple (but powerful) utility, which can manage the process of printing, emailing and the SMS* of images from other Breeze software products.
There is no charge to use Hub with Booth for iPad.
You also have complete control over the interface:
When building the event from scratch, check Email Photos at Step 2
Note: The creator assumes emails and texts are sent directly from the iPad/iPhone. See below for the changes needed to adapt events to send emails from Hub.
When editing an existing event, go to the Share tab to share your images:
Make use of Breeze tokens in your emails. Useful tokens include date, event name and title, and unique identifiers.
Both the email subject and content of the second example use tokens.
Start the Breeze Booth App and go to the Settings screen. The Show advanced settings button needs to be selected to alter the email settings.
You need to set up iOS mail on the device to use this option. iOS mail is used automatically if Send emails via SMTP is not checked.
Check Send emails via SMTP towards the end of the settings screen:
To setup SMTP email you need to specify the host name and port number of your email server and enter your username and password.
Note: If the port number is set to 0 the app will attempt to send secure emails and automatically detect the port number. If the auto option doesn’t work or the SMTP server uses an unusual port number, you may need to specify the port number yourself.
When images are emailed directly from the iPad the touch screen actions used on the sharing screens are stillsShareEmailLocal for still images and gifShareEmailLocal for animated GIFs/MP4 videos. The Event creator will use these options automatically.
To email images from Hub you need to replace these actions with stillsShareEmail and gifShareEmail. Make this simple change in the Event Editor’s touch screen editor:
You also need to set up Hub to send the emails.
I have outlined the benefits of sending SMTP and iOS emails from Breeze Booth for iPad, and explained how to select your preferred option in the App. I also covered how to create events with email sharing, and how to specify the content of your emails using the Event Editor. You can find more detail in the online manual.
Yes. You can try all this out before without paying for a subscription. You will need to download Breeze Booth for iPad to your device and the Event Editor to a Windows PC.
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