Your campaign is all written, you've decided upon your subject line, and you've chosen who it gets sent to and when; so it's now time to just check everything's in order before hitting the final send button.
You can do this on the 'Check and send your campaign' screen. Let's take a closer look at how to use it.
Using the 'Check and send your campaign' page
This is the last step of the campaign process, showing you a summary of your campaign and highlighting anything that might need more attention.
Pay particular heed to anything marked with an amber warning icon to the far right.
You can still make edits
If you see something you're not happy with, then you're still able to make edits, of course. Handy Edit links are provided to the far left of each summary section.
These take you back to:
- campaign details (the Create step)
- HTML content (back into EasyEditor - the Content step)
- plain text content
- testing (the Test step)
Additionally, this page also enables you to:
- add/edit the email address that replies get forwarded to
- view/edit the hyperlinks in the campaign
Take a final preview
A thumbnail of your campaign is shown at the very bottom of the summary. You can click on this to open a full-size preview for a very last check.
Happy? Then it's time to send!
If you're happy with everything - including a final check on the address books you're sending to, the send time, and how many contacts you're emailing in total - then the time has come to click on Send campaign immediately (the text on this button will vary if you've scheduled your campaign instead).
What happens when your campaign is sent
Your campaign will first go to your outbox, at which point the campaign is no longer editable. Our system then sends out the campaign to all of the chosen contacts.
In most cases this happens almost instantaneously. If you have a particularly large mailing list, then it may be sent in smaller chunks to make sure that your contacts' systems don't penalise you for sending large numbers of emails all at once.
We then track whether the campaign is opened, clicked on, replied to, or whether it bounced - and show you this in the reporting for the campaign.
If you've just sent your first real campaign, as opposed to a test one, then it won't be very long until campaign reporting data starts to come in for it.