There is a difference between confirmation emails, and automated emails sent after the reservation is confirmed.
- Confirmation email
The confirmation email is sent for client who booked on the booking engine only.
For clients who booked on the OTAs, they will receive the confirmation email from the OTA they booked on.
For reservations added manually, by default this email will not be sent. If needed, you can send this email from the reservation.
The confirmation email will be sent automatically after every reservation taken from the booking engine, with the details of the reservation and a reminder of the sales terms.
Here is an example of a confirmation email:
- Automated emails
The emails you create from settings > emails will be sent to clients who booked from the booking engine and from the OTAs connected by the channel manager by default. If you choose to send them to reservations added manually, then these emails will be sent to all your reservations.
The emails created will be sent to upcoming reservations only: if you receive a reservation on 11/03 and create an automated email on 12/03 this email cannot be sent.
If you change the content of an email, the new content will be sent to your reservations, even the reservations taken before the day the email have been changed. But the changes on the configuration (X days before arrival, selecting the rooms, sending it to manual reservations) will be taken into account for future reservations only.
Note that if there is no email address on the reservation, for example if an OTA did not send this information, the emails cannot be sent.
If you choose to an email Room A, but not Room B and receive a booking that contains both the rooms, the email will be sent anyway.