Setting up BACS eAdvices on SIMS Terminal Server

Schools who use the Scomis Hosted Applications Service may use the Scomis/SWGfL smart host for sending eAdvices notification messages for BACS payments from FMS.  If using a school domain as the “from” address for the email, you must ensure that your email domain contains an SPF record that allows the Scomis/SWGfL smart host to send email on behalf of your school.

See Checking your SPF Records to see if there might be problems emails.

Setting up FMS for Scomis/SWGfL Smart Host

  • Log into FMS
  • Open Tools, then Establishment Details.
  • Click on Tab 5 – Email Setup
  • Enter smtp.scomis.org into the Mail Server box
  • Enter 25 into the Port Number box
  • Enter the Email address of the school/person who will be responsible for sending the eAdvices into the Return e-mail Address box (or noreply@scomis.org if you don’t expect any returned mail)
  • Alter the Subject line and Message (body) as appropriate.
  • Save the settings
  • Finally, re-open the BACS eAdvice page and click the Test Mail Server Setup – An email will be sent to the email address defined in the Return e-mail address.
  • Next open Tools | Accounts Payable Parameters | Tab 4 Cheque Layout/BACS Parameters the BACS output directory will need to be set to F:\FINANCE\BACS

Setting up FMS for Office 365 email

  • Log into FMS
  • Open Tools, then Establishment Details.
  • Click on Tab 5 – Email Setup
  • Enter smtp-mail.outlook.com into the Mail Server box
  • Enter 587 into the Port Number box
  • Put a tick in the Use StartTLS box
  • Put a tick in the Requires Authentication box
  • Enter your mailbox username and password
  • Enter the Email address of the school/person who will be responsible for sending the eAdvices into the Return e-mail Address box
  • Alter the Subject line and Message (body) as appropriate.
  • Save the settings
  • Finally, re-open the BACS eAdvice page and click the Test Mail Server Setup – An email will be sent to the email address defined in the Return e-mail address.

 

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Reviewed 18/02/2015

 

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