Allow modification of email digest template
Please allow us to modify the email digest template to include the corporate logo. Preferably removing Microsoft and SharePoint from the top of the digest and moving them to the bottom next to get the app.
It's 2020..... Anything happening with this request? The news digest feature as it is now is pretty time-consuming.
Tara Howe commented
It would also be fantastic if the descriptive text for each digest piece was modifiable. The standard text generated sometimes misses the mark, especially with formatting in the news pieces such as columns and titles.
Feature is good not able to do any customization usmaking this not that useful
The feature is pretty much useless as is, we need to be able to customize the subject line, 'Jane Smith shared HR news digest with you' is not a great subject line.
We also need to be able to include news from other sites, change the 'from' email address (maybe with a shared mailbox) and the logo at the top of the template should at least be the logo currently displayed on the website and not the Sharepoint logo... Also news links have thumbnail images, why not have them be displayed in the template too?
Then analytics of course. But the above would be a great start!
Alexander Ipfelkofer commented
Is this being considered? As stated by Microsoft branding is very important, even more so when you send out digests to the whole company. Customizing the email template is imperative. I checked the SharePoint roadmap and do not see any plan of addressing this lack of customization in the near future. Could we have an update on this perhaps?
ideally, we would want
1) Full control over the layout and look of the email template
2) Option to have several email templates, e.g. per news digest topic/group/department
3) schedule management to send digests comprised of x number of posts within defined time frame (e.,g. last 7 days)
4) access restricted digests via sub folders in the Page Library, right now we manually create new pages in a sub folder within the page library and post them as "News" on the site in order to give different access rights to news posted into the sub folder vs public news in the root of the page library. Not ideal and cumbersome.
similar ideas linked below:
I am sure there are more...
Paul Cole commented
There also needs to be an option to edit the Subject line. It's not useful for every digest to read: "XXXXX XXXX shared "SUBJECT" with you.
Branding the digest would be a huge win. Right now we are having to email the digest to ourselves and place a header in the file before we forward it on. This manual workaround could be avoided if in the final step before sending the digest you could insert an header image or even at the site level configure an email digest header to be included.
This would be great if I could format the digest with my company logo rather than a generic Microsoft/Sharepoint format.
Jason Brownhill commented
There's another uservoice for this request - a nice workaround in that thread (and not mentioned here so far as I can quickly see) is to send the news digest to yourself and then edit the email as required - nice workaround. I've also removed the link at the bottom of the email to install the mobile app.
The Microsoft logo and SharePoint logos should be removed completely and the 'S' logo should be the site logo instead. Otherwise the digest will not be deemed professional and will be regarded as 'Microsoft Spam' instead
We need to be able to choose our own brand logo for the email digest or our receivers (employees) will not regard the emails as news from us.
We also need to remove the Microsoft logo and the SharePoint logos in the top - This also makes it seem like branded advertising and undermines the content and purpose of the mail send out.
this is very much ruining the adoption of this functionality
Carter Prine commented
Our client wants this functionality, but not with the current Microsoft-branded template. Unless we can customize the template, we will recommend another product for our client.
It would also be helpful to have the ability to change the news template and add categories to the email digest.
Besides, wherever the SP logo is located in the digest, it should point to the specific site or site collection, not to the SharePoint public website.
Yes, there needs to be more flexibility for this feature. Nothing carries over to the digest and maybe an option to go past the 249 character limit.
Jim Asbille commented
This is the first question people ask when I show it to them. It actually keeps them from adopting this functionality. People are very particular about branding and branding the email for Microsoft is a no no.
Ian Loman commented
We have had 2 clients ask for this functionality now
this will be so helpful
David B commented
yep this would be great.
John B commented
Yes we have been asked this several times. At the same time users want to leverage the Logo they are using on their web site and would like that logo also to be on the email digest replacing the standard SharePoint Logo on top of the web site name