In this article, you'll learn how to create and send your first email campaign.

Before You Start

Here are some things to know before you begin this process.

 - Groupmail makes it easy to create stunning email campaigns
 - We have lots of templates to help you get started, or build your own design.
 - We ensure each email created in our editor looks great in all major email clients.

Step 1

In mailings screen, click the + button in the middle column.

This opens the Mailing (add) screen. On this screen you have a number of options.

  • Subject: Enter the subject of your email
  • HTML: If you want to create a html message with our drag and drop editor (recommended)
  • Plain Text: If you wish to send a text only email with no formatting.
  • From Name: If you wish to change the From Name on this email (This is automatically set to your default setting for this group).
  • Reply-To: This is the email address you would like any replies sent to for this email. Again, this is automatically set to your default setting for this group.

In this example we are going to choose the HTML option and use one of the pre-built Groupmail templates.

Step 2

On the HTML screen, choose the "Pick a Design" button.

(Note: If you wish to create your own HTML design without any template just click on the "G" Image Placeholder on this screen.)

One you click on the "Pick a Design" button, this will open the Groupmail email template screen, where you can choose a variety of professionally designed email templates. Each email template is fully responsive and has been tested across all major email clients. 

Note: All major email clients such as gmail, outlook, iPhone mail etc. are continually monitored. When these email clients are updated, our templates are automatically updated to ensure they continue to look great across all major email clients.

Step 3

Choose the template you require and click confirm. This will now open the drag and drop email editor.

Step 4

You can add text, images, buttons, dividers and social content by simply dragging the options from the right side menu, into your message. You can also add new rows of content if required, Each template can be fully customised for your own brand and design requirements. We go into all of these options in more detail on our drag and drop email editor tutorials.

In the "Actions" menu in the top toolbar you can preview your message on mobile and desktop to ensure it looks exactly like you require.

Once you are happy with your message, click the "Save" button in the top menu bar.

This will now take you back to the mailings screen and you are  now ready to send your message.

Step 5

You are now ready to send your message. Ensure you add a subject line to your message and click the send button at the bottom right of the screen. Alternatively you can save your message and send later. You have now created and sent your first email campaign.

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