Online invoice & mailer

With this module you can send e-mails directly from PC CADDIE. These can be invoices, invitations to the AGM, information and much more.

Get a licence for the PC CADDIE module. You can request a quote at . As soon as the module is licensed for you, you will find the menu item E-mail in PC CADDIE directly under People/Email

Mail and SMTP settings

For the basic settings for sending mails, please go to Settings, Programme settings to the Mail and SMTP settings

Please note: an unlimited mail server is required to use the mailer. Limited products, e.g. from Office365, are not suitable and can cause costs when troubleshooting. We recommend domain email hosting from PC CADDIE. We would be happy to send you a quote.

Basic settings

You can access directly via System/Contacts and Mail and SMTP settings to the basic settings.

  1. Enter your SMTP server data here.
  2. Test function
  3. Directly to the STMP server (for test purposes only). Then please switch to dispatch by service.
  4. Default mail programme remains set
  5. Blacklist
  6. You can access the mail templates here

Spell check

To activate the automatic spell check, go to System, Language. Here, tick the box next to „Spell check: Check as you type“


Any number of templates can be created in the configuration. The templates can be customised individually.

(1) New

  • (1) Name of the new template. A template with the same name must not exist
  • (2) Template to be copied for new creation
  • (3) Group to which the template belongs. A new group can be created by adding ???_ in front of the name

(2) Edit

Opens the window for editing the selected template.

(3) Rename

Renames the selected template.

(4) Delete

Deletes the selected template. :!: A deleted template cannot be restored!

Edit template


  • (1) Recipient: Can also be a field, as in the example.
  • (2) Copy recipient:
  • (3) Blind copy:
  • (4) Sender:
  • (5) Reply to: E-mail address that should receive replies to the mail.
  • (6) Subject: As clear and meaningful as possible.
  • (7) Enter footer
  • (8) HTML: Edit HTML in the editor (preview: open mail as HTML in browser window)
  • (9) Attachment
  • (10) Options: Settings for sending
  • (11) Preview
  • (12) Fields: Show list of person fields
  • (13) Text block - function is still in progress
  • (14) Highlight font or heading → Insert
  • (TX) Text of the mail

The commands in angle brackets <USERNAME.>, <USERMAIL.>, <USERTELE.> are user-defined and refer to the data stored in the password management. You can also enter the name, e-mail and telephone number of the contact person in the club directly here and send the e-mails in a standardised way.


We will be happy to create an HTML template for your mails. Please contact support for this.



  • (1) Attachment: File path of the attachment. For automatically generated attachments <FILE01.> (e.g. invoice dispatch)
  • (2) Name: Name of the attachment when it is sent. Can also include fields.invoice <RG_NR.> (<NACHNAME, VORNAME.>)
  • (3) Save: Save attachment or delete immediately after sending?


  • (1) Master template. The HTML can be accessed from the default here.
  • (2) Should be set if something is to be attached.
  • (3) Start e-mail dispatch on screen printing. Only remove if, for example, an invoice is to be printed & emailed.
  • (4) Display and edit the finished email in the editor before sending. May interfere with mass mailing, for example.
  • (5) Send delay: Send mail on a specific date

Predefined templates

Default (empty template)

Only this template is stored by default. It is used automatically when a new email is created from the mail window using the new email button in the mail window. Configure this template as required with the greeting formula and the sender.

Please do not delete this template!

Invoice (invoices/online invoice dispatch)

You can find basic knowledge about invoices here: Create invoices

Test mail and invoice layout

If you select Basic settings tick the box next to Test mail setting: Test on and have entered an e-mail address which is to receive the test mail with an invoice PDF, you now switch to a personal account (possibly yourself?) in a contribution area, e.g. CLUB.

Prepare an article for invoice printing (you can cancel the invoice after the test as usual and delete the article). and delete the article). Then continue on the right with Print.

We then look at the text for invoice with Edit what is still missing in the invoice layout:

  1. This command is really important. A so-called PGE file of the invoice is stored here, with which the stationery is also printed. If you still print your invoices on stationery pre-printed by the printing company, you should have PC CADDIE create a PGE file for you. You can also create the file create the file yourself
  2. Without this command, it is not possible to create the invoice by e-mail:!: It does not matter where the command is located in the invoice layout, the main thing is that it is included!

The command <BANKVERBINDUNG> prints the IBAN unrecognisable with xxxxxxx when sending the invoice by e-mail, in order to prevent future cybercrime.

If everything fits, please save the layout with a suitable name, e.g. Invoice by e-mail

Test it now! Print the invoice :!:

:!: If the test worked, you now have the following under Personal e-mail in your outgoing mail list, and the test mail is also in the inbox of the e-mail address you entered in the Test to you entered under Test to.

:!: Don't forget to cancel the invoice in your test person's account! ;-)

Single invoice dispatch

If you tick the box next to Test on have removed the tick, you can simply send invoices individually by e-mail directly from the customer accounts with the appropriate invoice layout. If no email address is stored for a customer in the personal data, PC CADDIE will open a query and ask you for the email address when printing the invoice.

If you then decide to print out the invoice and send it by post, please switch to an invoice layout without the command <SENDMAIL:INVOICE>

Send invoice in series

  1. Firstly, start sending invoices by e-mail! This gives you all the automatic options and the process is simple!
  2. Then the invoices are printed for dispatch by post.

You start serial invoice printing as usual via Turnover/Invoices. Make sure that the invoice layout Invoice by mail is set, with the command <SENDMAIL:INVOICE>.

You do not need a special person filter. When invoices are sent by e-mail, invoices are only created automatically (with invoice number) for those persons for whom an e-mail address is stored.

All other amounts prepared in the accounts are then also available for printing on paper. You do not need a special person filter here either, you should only change the invoice layout to a layout without the command <SENDMAIL:INVOICE>.

Before sending, you will be asked whether you want to send all mails at once or confirm them individually:

With no for all and Cancel you can cancel the dispatch again at this point.

Mail outgoing list

  1. E-mail in preparation
  2. E-mail deleted
  3. E-mail sent
  4. Attachment

Configuration in the person mask

In the person mask under the tab Bank/Payment tab, you define the e-mail address to which the invoice is to be sent.

If you use the module Sending invoices by e-mail and use it, you can use the dispatch tick the box as PDF to this e-mail address: and in the line e-mail line, enter the e-mail address to which the invoice should then be sent by e-mail. This e-mail address can be added to the e-mail addresses in the tabs Address and 2. address and is used exclusively for sending invoices by e-mail.

The first time you activate the e-mail by invoice, the general enquiry is displayed.

Or can be called up at any time under: Settings - Programme settings - General settings - Sales tab

This wizard helps you to copy the e-mail addresses correctly into the Payment tab.

The e-mail addresses are selected as follows:

1st e-mail filled - 2nd e-mail empty > 1st e-mail goes to invoice by e-mail

1st e-mail filled but with ! in front - 2nd e-mail empty → dispatch by post - invoice by e-mail remains empty

1st email empty - 2nd email filled → 2nd email goes to invoice by mail

1st e-mail empty - 2nd e-mail filled but with ! before → dispatch by post - invoice by e-mail remains empty

Exclamation mark (!) remains and continues to apply only for the newsletter dispatch (Supermailer)


Form letter by email - with or without attachment

The email module can also be used to send serial letters or invitations by email.
These mails can be sent with any attachments. However, a Word document cannot be linked with a personalised salutation.
If the attachment requires mail merge fields, this is possible if the document is created in advance using the graphics editor.

Create the corresponding mail template and name it:

Under Attachment: here you can add the desired attachment directly, e.g. as a PDF. If you do not want anything to be sent, deactivate this field with xx. Please do not leave it empty.

In our example, we do not need an attachment to be sent from PC CADDIE, as is the case with invoices. It is therefore important that the following tick is removed:

We only need the addresses for sending from the personal data. To do this, we create a template under Contacts / Mail merge without text but with the note that the mail is to be sent to the selected persons (this is what the SENDMAIL command is for) with the corresponding template (we name this with the designation after the colon).

Then select the desired person filter and print the mail merge to the screen.

Multiple SMTP accounts

You can also use several SMTP accounts in PC CADDIE, depending on the template.

Under the menu item System - Contacts - Mail and SMTP settings you will find the setting options. Via the button New button to create a second SMTP account:

Make the settings for the two SMTP accounts accordingly:

These two filters (domain) are set accordingly in the mail template:


Payment reminder or reminder by e-mail

With a special parameter, it is possible to attach the original invoice to a payment reminder or overdue notice.

  1. Payment reminder or overdue notice
  2. Original invoice

Our support team will be happy to help you activate this function.

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