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Author: Kristenson, Joel
Last Updated: 2016-10-31
This article walks through the steps send an eblast to recipients who’ve received another one in the past.
Tip: Learn how to create email campaigns and schedule them to go out.
Open the Contacts (Voters/Donors) list.
Navigate to General > Email Links.
Here you can select from the e-mail campaign(s) you’ve sent in the past. Check of the box(s) for the ones you want to search by, and click [Search].
In my example I selected a campaign called ‘Asking Matters’ that was sent to 5,906 people. You can filter this search further by only going after people who opened, did not open, or clicked on certain links in the eblast(s) you’ve sent previously.
Tip: If you want to further filter a search by what links someone clicked, this article will teach you how to rename trackable links for this purpose.
Once you’ve run your search query to pull up people who received a previous email, click File > Utilities > Create Mass Email…
Give the email campaign a name and click [OK]. If you leave the defaults as is it will send to everyone in the current list that has an email that’s subscribed and enabled.
Verify the final recipient count is close to what the query results were, and then click [OK]. If it’s substantially less you’ll need to put in a request to support that your emails get enabled for mass email, this is common if you’ve recently imported email lists.
The email composer will open. Create a new email, insert a standard template to start with, or use one of your own saved templates. My example is below.
Click [Test] in the bottom-right and send some tests to your ‘testers’ until you’re satisfied. Then click [Send] and schedule the eblast.
After the email goes out you can analyze the stats by searching the Campaigns list.
The related resources below link to a variety of articles and videos on the mass email system.
Article: Setup a User to Receive Test Emails, How to Send Out Tests of a Mass Email Campaign, and How to Test an Individual Email Template
Article: Editing Tracked Links for Mass Email Campaigns – Creating Names for those Missing a Name
Article: How to Add Email Attachments (i.e. PDF’s, Word Docs, Spreadsheets, etc.) to an Email Template or Mass Email Campaign
Article: How to Delete Unsent Email Campaigns, Test Email Campaigns, and Email Templates
Article: Adding SPF / DKIM Key to your domain’s Txt Record --- Greatly Improve Your Email Open Rates! (*requires access to your web host)
Article: How to Import a Google Web Font into your Trail Blazer Email Template
Article: How to Create Custom Email Responders for Specific Events – New 2016 Feature Upgrade
Article: How to Create a Custom Thank-You Auto-Responder Email with Merge Fields for your Online Donation Form
Article: How to Access and Use the Standard Trail Blazer Email Templates as a Starting Point for Template Creation and Mass E-Mail Campaigns
Article: Running an Import of Contact Data from Excel into your Database – Basic Overview
Article: How to Create a Hyperlink around a Screenshot of your Video and Link to the Video from your Trail Blazer Email Template
Article: How to Create a Hyperlink around a Screenshot of your PDF Newsletter and Hyperlink it to the PDF Document
Article: How to Upload Documents to your System Gallery such as PDF’s, Spreadsheets, Audio Clips, Image Files, Etc.
Article: How to Find Duplicate Contact Records by Identical *Primary* Email Address, and Automatically Merge them Together
Article: Configuring your From and Reply Email Address Settings
Article: How to Cancel a Mass Email Campaign as it’s Going Out & How to Reschedule a Queued Email Campaign
Article: Sample HTML Email Templates with Inline CSS
Article: Fix your HTML email formatting
Article: Sending Mass Emails
Video: Thank you’s using mass email
Video: Eblasts Configure email settings before mass emailing
Video: Eblasts –Setting people up to receive test (draft) emails
Video: Scheduled Emails
Video: Eblasts Create and Send Eblasts – Includes Image Management
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