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Webtools Help Blog
Help, tips, and tricks for working with Webtools

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  • Email+ Demo [45:19]

    This video demonstrates creating an email in Email+.

  • Group Manager Demo [27:59]

    This video demonstrates creating a group in the Group Manager.

  • Form & Survey Builder Demo [48:57]

    This video demonstrates creating an form in the Form Builder.

  • Skin Designer Demo [29:58]

    This video demonstrates creating an email wizard skin in the Skin Designer.

  • Webtools training has been postponed

    We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.  The Skype meeting software wil not functioning properly and we are unable to host today's training.  We have attempted to present the training on several computers but the end result is not usable.  Training will be rescheduled as soon as we can get Skype to work.

    Web Services

  • Adding a Short URL Domain

    1. Have your local IT support group create a C-Name record called go.abc.illinois.edu that points to the A-record go.illinois.edu (substitute your department name for 'abc').
    2. Contact Web Services once step one is complete is complete.
  • From Address Restrictions in Email+

    Email+ uses a vendor, Sparkpost, for the delivery of emails.  Each 'from address' domain needs to be approved and setup by Tech Services before an email can be sent from that domain.  The following domains will not be approved for 'from addresses' in Email+:

  • "Mailing List Addresses" in Email+

    "Mailing list addresses" are sometimes used in Email+ rather than groups from the Group Manager.  Technically these are Active Directory “distribution lists”.  An example of a distribution list might be xyzfull-L@illinois.edu .  Sending to this email address would result in everyone in the department XYZ receiving an email.