Setting up BACS eAdvices on SIMS Terminal Server

Schools who use the Scomis Hosted Applications Service may use the Scomis mail server for sending eAdvices notification messages for BACS payments from FMS.  If using a school domain as the “from” address for the email (e.g. finance@schoolname.co.uk) and the Scomis mail server, you must ensure that your email domain contains an SPF record that allows Scomis to send email on behalf of your school domain, otherwise email WILL be rejected by recipients.

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

Where possible, please use the Mail Server provided by your email provider, otherwise email may not be delivered.  Scomis cannot guarantee delivery of email when using our Hosted smtp.scomis.org mail servers.

Setting up FMS for Scomis Mail Servers

  • 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 noreply@scomis.org.  Unless your school SPF Record allows Scomis to send email on behalf,  then you can use 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.
  • 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 22/04/2021

 

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