Chapter 4: Other Features
Akeni offers an instant broadcasting feature that will pop up a message on the contacts you’ve chosen.
- Select the group or users to who you wish to send the notification to.
- Press the icon.
- Select “Action -> Notification”
- Right click on the group.
- Select “Notify Online Group Members”.
- Right click on the selected contacts.
- Select “Notify”.
- This will pop up the “Notification Composer”.
- Enter a subject heading and the message that you want to broadcast.
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If you send the same notification often you can save the template by selecting “Make notification permanent”. In the future just select it from the subject pull down.
- Set the priority of the broadcast by pressing the button (located on the right top corner or your composer window).
- Press the “Send” button when you are ready to broadcast the notification.
The first time you receive a notification it will ask you if you wish to log them.
If you choose not to log you can turn on the option later by selecting “History -> Log To File”.
If your notifications are being logged a check mark will appear in the “History” tab as an indicator.
To View Notifications
- Select “View -> Notification Window”
- To switch to the history view, click on the “History” tab.
- Press the icon.
- Select “History -> Goto History Tab”.
- You can sort your notifications by priority, contact, date sent and subject by clicking their respective column tabs.
- To close the notification that you were viewing, press the on your toolbar.
- To close the notification workspace, press the button on the top right corner.
If a contact isn't responding during a chat session you can send them an alert to grab their attention.
- In the chat window, click on the button
- In the chat or conference window, select “Action -> Send Attention”.
- This will pop up the “Send Attention” composition box. Enter a short message and press the “OK” button.
- The following small message will appear on their system tray to get their attention.