Tour 3

How do I create and send a newsletter?

The first thing you need to do is create your newsletter. This can be done in a couple of ways. Remember that CheckBoxMail.com allows you to create both text email messages and html formated messages. Let's login to your account and then take a look at each method. Remember that you login to your web site by going to http://www.checkboxmail.com as shown in Figure 1 below.


Figure 1

In our first example, we are going to create a July newsletter that can be sent in both text and html format. From your main menu, select the "Manage Newsletters" link.


Figure 2

On the newsletter screen, you see a list of the newsletters that you have already created. That list is located at the top of the web page. Below that list, you should see an area labled "Add Newsletter." You will need to fill in those fields to build your newsletter. Note that you can type in a text message for users who don't have html email. Yes, CheckBoxMail delivers both versions of your email allowing your customer to see the message no matter the email client they use!

The final step in creating the newsletter is to type in the URL of a web page which you would like delivered! This is one of the huge advantages of CheckBoxMail. There is no need to try and create a web/html document using our software. Instead, you create a web page using the same tools you do today and then just list the URL. CheckBoxMail will then send the contents of the web page as your newsletter! This means that you can easily create a newsletter that matches the look and feel of your web site with a zero learning curve!

If you would prefer to send an attachement, you can do so by selecting the "Attachment" radio button and then selecting the file from your local machine. For example, you may want to send a product brochure, a church bulletin or a PDF document!


Figure 3

Now that you have defined your newsletter, you need to schedule your marketing campaign. Go back to the Main Menu and select the "Manage Campaign" link as shown in Figure 4.


Figure 4

On the Manage Campaign screen as shown in Figure 5, you will see a list of your current campaigns toward the top of the screen. In the lower portion of the web page, you will see an add campaign label.

Fill out that portion of the screen selecting the newsletter you want delivered and the date to start the campaign. In Figure x, you can see the form that needs to be filled out to create your campaign. The first thing you do is name the campaign, for example, "July Newsletter." Then you select what day you want the campaign to run. Next, you select which Newsletter you want to deliver as part of this campaign and finally, you check the boxes of your clients who should recieve the campaign. For example, we are going to send a close-out specials email!


Figure 5

That's it, you have just created a newsletter and scheduled it for delivery!

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