You can define a date/time period within which a signature will be used - for example, you might define a signature with time-limited promotional content; include a holiday message at certain times of the year, etc. Having defined the required signature, you can apply date and time settings, as follows:
- Select Applies to from the options list for the required signature:
Alternatively, you can select the Edit option, beneath the signature tile:
The Applies to window is displayed. From here you can choose users for whom the signature is/is not applied; messages to be excluded (based on specified content matched in body text), and/or a date range:
- Select the Apply within Date/Time range checkbox to activate these settings:
- In Start and End date fields, click the calendar icon and choose the required date using the calendar picker:
- In Start and End time fields, click the clock icons to select a time from the list. Times are listed in half-hourly intervals:
If you need a more specific time, you can click in a time field and type the required type manually:
You must specify a time. If you attempt to save settings when the Date/Time range is activated but a time field is blank, you are warned that this information is required:
- Having defined required dates and times, click OK at the bottom of the page:
The signature is updated. When browsing signatures, you will see a Date/Time range applies note at the bottom of the tile:
Note: When the End date and time is reached, the signature will stop being applied (during processing, it will be ignored and the next applicable signature will be used).
For a demonstration of this feature, you can watch our video, here.
What formatting does the date range use?
The formatting used is based on the UI Language that you have chosen.
How can I tell if a signature is active or inactive because of date restrictions?
If a signature is associated with a date/time restriction, you will see a Date/Time range applies note at the bottom of the signature tile. Currently, this does not indicate whether the signature is active - to view its status, you should access Applies to... details and check the dates specified.