After installation BwPostman must be configured. To do so you click in the top right corner of Components → BwPostman at the button Options in the back-end of your Joomla!® installation. Or you click at the button Basic settings in the main view of BwPostman. The options are only available in the main view or in the maintenance.
The options are divided in seven sections: Basic Settings, Registration, Activation, Unsubscription, Lists View, Single View and Permissions. For all options there are tool-tips.
Since version 2.1.1 of BwPostman all texts of the options are multi-language-capable, where it makes sense. That means, You there may enter language strings and depose the appropriate texts at the override files for the respective language. Also see article Texts of Fields of BwPostman do not fit.
With the values entered here the fields Sender's name, Sender's email or Reply to email of each newsletter will be preallocated. They may be overwritten in each newsletter individually. At a new installation they are predefined with the values of your Joomla!® configuration.
If the fields Sender's name, Sender's email or Reply to email remain empty they will be filled automatically with the data of your Joomla!® configuration. But I suggest to enter these data to become independent form changes in Joomla!® core.
Here you can set the Infos that are required by law.
This text appears directly above the links to edit or cancel the subscription.
Here You may enter a language string. Then it will be translated automatically to the correct language.
Here You can define, that selected categories of articles are not available for selection for the newsletters. If nothing is selected, all articles of all categories may be used for newsletters.
Next you can enter how many newsletters will be sent at once. Some providers don't like it, if you want to send too many mails at once. Thus BwPostman never sends all newsletters at once, but in blocks except the entered value is higher than the number of recipients for this newsletter/mailing list. The default value is 100.
Below you set the time, that shall BwPostman wait, until the next block will be sent. BwPostman only accepts positive integers. All other values will be interpreted as 0.
You can select whether the entered value means minutes or seconds.
Before version 2.10 of BwPostman all newsletters were unpublished after sending. Per default this is still the same. Since version 2.1.0 of BwPostman here You can set, that a newsletter is published after sending and visible at front end, once it is sent.
The file created at backup tables as a XML file, which may reach remarkable size easily. This may cause problems at restoring, because providers only allow upload of files until a specified limit. Because of this, since version 2.1.0 of BwPostman there is this option, which is set to on at a new installation.