Once you've got all of your recipients selected, carry on to Preview and Send. You'll see a preflight report on the right hand side, click into this to see what areas your campaign passes on and what areas may need improving.
This report checks through features of your campaign such as:
- From line
- Subject line
- Plain Text
- External ID
From here you can also view your campaign online, we'd always recommending doing this so you can see how it'll look before you send it out. To view online, click the drop down menu next to the campaign name or click Preview Campaign (this can be done for any in progress, scheduled or sent campaign).
Send a Test
You can send a test campaign to up to five recipients using the Send Test Campaign
button below the campaign preview. We'd always recommend to send tests before you send out a live campaign as mail clients can add their own code into the campaign which can skew the campaigns original look.
You can also add a note for test recipients (which will appear at the top of the campaign in a shaded box) and you can also add a reply email address for the test campaign.
Once a test is sent, the campaign will remain in your In Progress section. No reporting data is recorded for tests and you may send an unlimited number of tests. Please note that any changes made after you send a test campaign will cause links in the campaign to break. Be sure to send another test after you have made any changes to your campaign to ensure the recipients receive the correct version.
From the inbox preview tool, you can preview your campaign in over 30 of the most popular email clients and mobile devices by clicking on the Inbox Preview button under Sending Options.
The fastest, most accurate selections based on your web browser and operating system will be automatically selected. Select (or deselect) desired previews and click the Run Preview button. From there, you will be taken to a third party website, Email on Acid, to view the previews (some of which are interactive).
You also have the ability to schedule your campaign to be sent out at a later date, there is currently no limit on the time you can schedule and you can also set it to repeat send with multiple parameters.
If you wish to learn more about this feature, please click here.
Once you are happy with your campaign and you wish to send it out immediately, select the Send Campaign Now button under Sending Options. The number in brackets beside the Send Campaign Now button is the number of recipients the campaign will be sent to.
Now that your campaign has been sent out, from the reporting section you will be able to view and track your recipients journey and engagement. To learn more, please click here.