Email server settings can be difficult for users to understand. Having the ability to set up your email server settings using Bushel makes life a lot easier for you and your users. Below I show you how to turn on email settings and assign a user their email address on their device.
1. Log in to your Bushel account at login.bushel.com
2. Click on settings in the blue bar to the left of the window.
3. You now have the option to select the email type your organization users. For instance, if your organization uses Exchange, you would click on the switch to the right of Exchange to toggle it on. The IMAP/POP and Exchange options will have you input your mail server information.
4. Once you have selected your mail option and input any information that needs to be provided, click on the green Update Email Settings button.
If you set up email settings before Open Enrollment, the Open Enrollment page will ask the user for their email address. This will assign the email to this device without you manually assigning.
If the email account you want to manage is already set up on the device, you need to remove the email account from the device so Bushel can add account settings. Otherwise, Bushel will see Bushel stating that the email address is not managed on the devices page.
If you have devices already enrolled with no email assigned, you can assign an email address to your user in the device page. Here’s how.
1. In the Device page on your Bushel account, click on the device you would like to assign an email address to.
2. Under device details, you will see an Assigned To box. Click on Assign Device.
3. Fill out the details in the box provided. Click on the green Assign Device button.
Now the next time your device checks in with Bushel, it will add the email account information so all the user has to do is input their password.
Yesterday we finished some new code. This code allows you to refer your friends to Bushel! This skips the codes that everyone was waiting for and lets people create accounts immediately!
From your home screen, click on Invite Friends. Or from the Account screen, scroll down to the section that says “Invite friends to join Bushel”. From here, you can post codes to Facebook, Tweet codes, post codes to LinkedIn and even email them.
We’re not going into general availability just yet. But we’re definitely making it easier long-term to sign up and use Bushel! We hope you love it as much as we do!
Since we’re still architecting how these final screens look, the final features and stress testing the servers, also if you’re testing the system please feel free to fill out our feedback form so we know what you think of what we’re doing and where we’re going!
Creating a lot of Apple IDs with a script means you need a good pattern as an input and output.
If you take an email address, like email@example.com then the username is what’s in front of the @ symbol and the domain is what’s behind it. If you then take the username and add a + at the end, you can then type some characters and put it all in front of the @ and domain name then the mail will still come to me. So, let’s say I use it to create an AppleID for an APNS certificate. That might be +apps added to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Or iPhone1 (or these days iPad1):
The only gotcha is that occasionally you’ll run into some field on a webpage that has input validation for non alpha-numeric characters. Shouldn’t be the case, but it comes up from time to time. I use this a lot. For example, rather than use my email w/ my credit card company, I can use bushel+SOMECOMPANY@bushel.com and then I can create filters in Mail a little more easily for mail that comes from them. The best part about that is that it then shows me really easily who is selling my information that shouldn’t. For example, you’d think SOMECOMPANY gets enough $ out of me as a paying customer, but apparently not because they’ve sold my email address to at least 3 or 4 companies.