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  October 2010
eMercury Message Pad version 1.02.100 released with attaching a file to your message capabilities

January 2010
eMercury Message Pad version 1.02.063
released with MyMessages, log your own voice mail messages

October 2008
eMercury Message Pad version 1.02 released with reporting capabilities

September 2008
eMercury Message Pad version 1.01 released with customisation capabilities

March 2008
eMercury Message Pad version 1.00 released...

Jan 2008
Appsherpas Limited introduces eMercury for Microsoft® Outlook®...

 
     
 

eMercury Message Pad F. A. Q.
version 1.02.017

To use Message Pad please follow the instructions listed below.

Paper messages... there must be a better way? Try Message Pad for Outlook Sending a Message Pad message
Message Pad is fully integrated with Outlook. Access it from either the Outlook toolbar or from the Outlook Actions menu as shown in Fig. 1 and 2 below.


Fig. 1 Message Pad on the Outlook Toolbar

Telephone Message Pad on the Outlook Actions menu
Fig. 2 Message Pad on the Outlook Actions menu bar

With Outlook running, select the Message Pad option from either the toolbar or the Actions menu and you will be presented with the Message Pad dialogue window as shown in Fig 3.

Telephone (while you were out) Message Pad. Never loose another telephone message with this simple user interface
Fig. 3 A sample completed Message Pad.
Click to view full size.

You may now complete the message details offered by the caller, address and send.

  • Caller - caller's name

  • Company - caller's company name

  • Phone - caller's phone number

  • Left at - date/time the message was left

  • Subject - subject of call

  • Actions - select one or more actions that apply to this message.

  • Priority - select low, normal or high priority

  • Reminder - select a reminder period for this message. This will display a reminder to the recipient at the time delay configured.

  • Message - enter a message if required.

  • Send format - if configured to make a selection, you may choose to send the message in HTML or Text format

  • Send as - if configured to make a selection, you can choose the type of message(s) to be sent

    a) Select Email - this will send the Message Pad message an email message in the format selected

    b) Select Task - this will send the Message Pad message as a task item to appear in the recipients To-Do-List with an action date of today.

    c) Select SMS - this will send the Message Pad message as a SMS message to the user's configured cell phone (requires eMercury SMS Services).

    Note: If no message type is selected, the message will be posted to your Message Pad folder to be retrieved from Outlook or distributed under Message Pad Management. This feature is useful when non important messages are taken and can be distributed together at the end of the day in a summary report.

  • Address - select the address of the message recipient.

  • Only post to your private folder - when unchecked posts a copy of the message in the configured public folder for access by the user's workgroup (requires Microsoft Exchange).

Please Note: It is not possible to send a self addressed Message Pad message. If you try to self address, Message Pad will display a warning message providing you with options depending upon the type of message being sent.

Reviewing sent messages
For all messages that you send, a copy is posted into a Message Pad folder in Outlook for reference. This Outlook folder can be a private folder, a public folder or both.

Personal Folder
The Personal Message Pad folder is a personal folder for just your access and contains only those messages generated by you. This folder is called 'Message Pad Posts' and is a sub folder of your Outlook's 'Sent Folder' (see Fig. 4 below).

When you send a Message Pad message and you are configured to post messages to either your private folder or both folders then a copy of the message will be stored in this folder for your review.

Telephone messages displayed in easy to view format in Outlook
Fig 4 A sample view of the Sent Message Pad formatted folder.

Public (workgroup) Folders
Message Pad may also be configured to post messages to a shared public folder if you are working in a workgroup.

All members of the workgroup will have access to all Message Pad messages sent by any member of that workgroup. This provides the benefit that if someone were to call in for their messages, any member of the workgroup could access all their messages including those not taken personally. It also allows Summary Reports to be printed of messages taken by all members of the workgroup for a given individual and distributed.

The location of this shared Message Pad folder depends upon what has been configured on your system for shared workgroup use.

When you send a Message Pad message and you are configured to post messages to either your workgroup folder or both folders then a copy of the message will be stored in the configured workgroup folder for your review.

Public (workgroup) Folder support requires you to be connected to MS Exchange and a shared workgroup folder to be set-up for your use.

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