Free Mail Forwarding From This Sunday!

On the 6th of September, we will introduce Free Mail Forwarding with every Domain registered through ResellerClub! Mail Forwarding will be added to our already irresistable Free Services suite that includes services like DNS, Domain Forwarding and Privacy Protection. We hope that this great new service translates into an even more compelling offering with huge profits for you.

As part of this launch there will be a certain amount of impact on the Control Panel, SuperSite, PartnerSite and the API. We have listed them below:


Control Panel Changes

 Mail Forwarding Sign-up and Setup:

    • All accounts on the system will be signed up for the Free Mail Forwarding Service on the 6th of September

 

    • All Customer and Reseller sign-ups post 6th September will be automatically signed up for this service

 

    • As Mail Forwarding will become a Free Service, the Set Pricing page will be deprecated from the Control Panel

 

    • The Mail Forwarding Service will now be moved to the .PW infrastructure

 

  • Post 6th September, the Mail Hosting and Mail Forwarding tabs will no longer be seen in the Control Panel. Instead, it will be consolidated in to a single tab called Email. On clicking on the Email tab, the customer will be given the option of either purchasing Mail Hosting or activating Mail Forwarding

Activating Free Mail Forwarding:

In order to activate the Free Mail Forwarding Service, your Resellers and Customers will need to:

  • Navigate to the associated Product Management Console
  • Click on the Email button
  • Click on the Activate Mail Forwarding button
  • Once successfully activated, the Activate Mail Forwarding button will be replaced by a Manage Mail Forwarding button

Nameserver Information:

    1. If the Domain Name using the service is registered through ResellerClub, but the nameservers are not the same as those required, our system will prompt the Customer by displaying an Auto Update Nameservers button. On clicking this button, the nameservers will be updated automatically

 

  1. If the Domain Name is not registered with us, the required nameservers will be displayed to the Customer. The auto-update option will not be available

Impact on Existing Orders:

    1. Wildcarded forwarding will no longer be available with the Free Mail Forwarding Service. However, you can create a Catch-All account using the Free Service

 

    1. If the Mail Forwarding order is associated with one or more Products in the system, your Customers will simply need to search for the Product associated with the Mail Forwarding Service and access the management console from the Email button. Alternatively, your Customers and Resellers can use the widget on the Control Panel homepage to locate their Mail Forwarding Service

 

  1. If the Mail Forwarding order is not associated with any other Product in the system, your Customers and Resellers can use the Manage Free Services widget on the Control Panel homepage to locate their Mail Forwarding Service

SuperSite Changes

If you or your Resellers have customized any of the below mentioned SuperSite pages, please ensure that you take a backup or save a copy of the current customizations across the following files:

Homepage:

  • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit/Translate Content Pages » Homepage » Includes » Domainblurb.html

Sidebar:

    • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit/Translate Content Pages » Sidebars » Sidebar_domain.html

 

    • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit/Translate Content Pages » Sidebars » Includes » Sidebar_domain_section.html

 

  • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit/Translate Content Pages » Sidebars » Includes » Sidebar_free_services.html

Product Pages:

    • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit/Translate Content Pages » Products » Features » Free_services » Free_services.html

 

  • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit/Translate Content Pages » Products » Common » Free_services_blurb.html

SuperSite Main Menu:

  • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit Main Menu » Menu_data.js

Note: In case you or your Resellers have translated the SuperSite content, the updated/modified pages listed above will need to be translated as well.

Once the changes are made at our end on the 6th of September, you will need to update your customizations to the above pages through the SuperSite Admin Area.


PartnerSite Changes

Common:

  • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit/Translate Content Pages » Common » Footer » Footer.html

Homepage:

 

  • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit/Translate Content Pages » Homepage » Index.html

 

 

Miscellaneous:

 

  • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit/Translate Content Pages » Misc » Signup » Signupnow.html

 

 

Products:

 

  • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit/Translate Content Pages » Products » Features » Free_services » Free_services.html

 

 

 

  • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit/Translate Content Pages » Products » Pricing » Pricing.html

 

 

 

  • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit/Translate Content Pages » Products » Product_catalog » Product_catalog.html

 

 

Sidebars:

 

  • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit/Translate Content Pages » Sidebars » Includes » Sidebar_free_services.html

 

 

 

  • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit/Translate Content Pages » Sidebars » Includes » Sidebar_products_partnersite.html

 

 

PartnerSite Main Menu:

 

  • Dashboard » Manage Site » Edit Menu » Menu_data.js

 

 

Note: In case you or your Resellers have translated the PartnerSite content, the updated/modified pages listed above will need to be translated as well.

Once the changes are made at our end on the 6th of September, you will need to update your customizations to the above pages through the PartnerSite Admin Area.


API Changes – Updates

Changes to the Existing API:

  • All existing methods pertaining to Mail Forwarding under the Domains Kit will be deprecated.
  • A new method activateMailForwardService will be introduced
  • To manage Mail Forwarding packages you will need to use the Manage Services Servlet

Activating Free Mail Forwarding on a Domain:

You will need to call the “activateMailForwardService” method in the Domains Kit in order to activate Free Mail Forwarding. You will need to include the OrderID of the Product associated with the Mail Forwarding Service when making this call.

For example: If the Mail Forwarding Service is associated with a Domain Name Registration Order, you will have to pass the OrderID of that Domain Name as the parameter while calling the “activateMailForwardService” method to activate the Mail Forwarding Service.

Managing Packages through the API:

To manage the Free Mail Forwarding Service through the API, you will need to use the ‘Manage Services Servlet’ as detailed for the Free DNS Service here: http://manage.resellerclub.com/kb/servlet/KBServlet/faq1236.html

The URL for the ‘Manage Services Servlet’ will be:
http://<Your_Control_Panel_Branded_URL>/servlet/ManageServiceServletForAPI

Once the Free Mail Forwarding Service is live, we will accept the following parameters (i.e. orderid, loginid, product) hence the final URL will be:
http://<Your_Control_Panel_Branded_URL>/servlet/ManageServiceServletForAPI?loginid=<loginid>&orderid=<orderid>&product=mailfwd

The following changes will be made to the required parameters:
1) As mentioned before, the OrderID of the Product associated with the Mail Forwarding Service needs to be used as the parameter for the API call. For existing orders that are not associated with any other Product, the OrderID of the existing Mail Forwarding Order will have to be used.

2) You will need to pass an additional parameter product with the value as mailfwd


Please pass on this information to your Resellers and Customers to ensure that they are prepared for the changes that will take effect this Sunday.