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How to send test emails

You can preview your bulk emails, check text formatting, macro values, images, etc., by sending a “test email” to one of your own email addresses.

Attention

Integration with bulk email service is required to send test emails. Additionally, a correct sender's email address must be specified in the bulk email.

Note

The test emails are not taken into account in the dashboards on the [Email totals] tab.

You can send a test email from the bulk email page or from the Content Designer.

Sending test emails from the bulk email page

1.Open a bulk email page.

2.Select the [Send test email] option from the [Actions] menu.

3.In the opened window, enter email addresses where the test email will be sent. Use commas “,” or semicolons ”;” as separators between the email addresses. Click [Send].

As a result, the test email will be sent to the specified addresses. The macro values will be replaced with the data of the contact specified in the “Test email recipient” system setting.

Sending test emails from the Content Designer

When you send a test email from the Content Designer, you can select a contact whose data will be used for testing of the macros.

Note

For more information about creating bulk email templates, please see the “Content Designer” article.

To send a test email from the Content Designer:

1.Open a bulk email page. Click the [Edit] button on the [Template] tab.

2.In the opened Content Designer, click the [Test email] button.

3.In the [Test email(s) will be sent to email addresses] field, enter email addresses where the test email will be sent. Use commas “,” or semicolons ”;” as separators between the email addresses.

4.In the [Recipient's contact for testing macros] field, specify the contact whose data will be used in the test email. The contact specified in the “Test email recipient” system setting is used by default.

As a result, the test email will be sent to the specified addresses.

See also

How to add a bulk email

Bulk email guidelines

How to start a bulk email

How to create a trigger email

How to start a trigger email

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