Today we’ve added a bit more spice to email settings to allow you to control how emails are sent from Xero. This includes both the name that will be displayed in your customer’s inbox – person or organization – and the email address that all replies will be sent to.
The reply-to address can either be the address of the person logged into Xero (useful for smaller organizations). Or it can be any specific email address such as firstname.lastname@example.org – for when there are multiple people sending and you want to centralize replies.
Check out how it works in this short video.
Note that before the release, we used a technique called email impersonation. This meant that it looked like emails were actually coming from the logged in user’s email address even though they were being sent from Xero’s mail servers. This sometimes causes email to be blocked by spam filters as this is a common hacker’s trick. To avoid this, all emails are now being sent from an unmonitored Xero email address but you get to control the display name that your customers will see in their inbox. You control the reply-to address, so your clients will most likely be none the wiser and you can rest easy that all your emails will make it through.
Some other things that got released today include:
Taxable Payments Annual Report (Australia) – we blogged about this earlier this month and even have a quick overview video. Great news for all those Australians in the building and construction industry who are now required to report contract payments to the ATO.
eWAY, a new payment service – we’ve added support for eWAY, a brand new payment service
Inventory item codes in invoice imports – great news for those of you converting from other systems (or who “encouraged” us to shake the proverbial on this Community request feature). You can now include an inventory item code in your invoice import for and Xero will automatically create the inventory items for you as part of the import process.
For full details check out our release notes.