Scheduling your Email Campaigns
Email scheduling lets you set when your emails will be sent and spreads them across a period of hours, days or weeks. This means your contacts receive your messages at the optimum time and acts on them.
In the Campaign box find your Email Campaign from the dropdown list. The system will default to the last Campaign you created.
Then, in the Campaign Stage box, find the Campaign Stage you wish to send from the dropdown list. The system will display the name of the email that has been set for that Campaign Stage.
Using the ‘Member Status to Email’, select the Status of the Members you wish this email to go to. If this is your first email to the selected Members the status will be ‘Selected’ but on future emails in the same campaign you might, for example, only want to send to those with a status of ‘Clickthrough’, i.e. those who clicked on the links in your message.
The ‘Email Name’ box will default to the email you have added to the Campaign Stage selected.
You can then choose if you want to mail all the Members in that Campaign Stage, or limit the number. This is a useful feature if you are looking to test your messages.
You can Preview the email or send yourself a Test Email to see exactly what your contact will receive.
Once you are ready to send your email you can schedule when it is mailed using the following options:
Start mailing on a specific date: Set the date and time you wish the email to start sending. Click in the date box to display the date/time picker.
Mail between specific dates: Set a start and end date and time for your mailing to be setn between
Send as soon as possible: Sends the emails as soon as possible. It’s best practice to only use this option when sending a small number of emails.
Monitor Email Queue
Once you hav scheduled your emails you can check their progress using the Monitor Email Queue feature.
Pausing the Mailer Queue
In the Mailer Queue Monitor you can pause pause the Mail Queue page by clicking the red ‘Pause Mailer Queue’ button. If you pause the Mailer then no further emails will be sent until you start the Mailer again.