Modified on: Tue, 5 Feb, 2019 at 11:52 PM
An email blast is an email sent to a list of recipients - as opposed to a single email, which is sent to only one recipient. You can use email blasts to remind registrants of an upcoming event, invite attendees to participate in surveys, or inform them of other events they may be interested in.
Create an email blast
Create a new email blast by selecting the Messaging tab and then clicking the "Email" button in the "Add Blast" section of the screen. In the dialog that appears, enter the subject line and then click the "Create" button.
Compose your email on the "Message" tab with the Rich Text Editor. You are able to edit the email subject line and choose the "sender address". You can set the "sender address" to use the event contact information or you can specify an alternate name and email address.
The Rich Text Editor allows you to add Attendease Placeholders, with which you can inject event or attendee information into the email. If you need greater control over style and formatting you can use the HTML view. Preview how your email will appear to the recipient by clicking the toggle in the right-hand corner and see it in "Preview" mode. Toggle the switch back to "Compose" mode to make additional edits.
Note: There must be content in the email body to render a preview.
Don't forget to click the "Save" button to save any changes.
By checking the box beneath the Rich Text Editor it is possible to attach a Calendar file to email blasts. You are able to configure the Calendar file on the Add to Calendar screen, via the Event tab.
Tip: Test how the email will look in your inbox by clicking the "Test Blast" button in the bottom right-hand corner.
Select which recipients will receive the email blast on the "Recipients" tab. You can add recipients by matching them to a specific criteria, by uploading a CSV file, or manually adding individual recipients. Click the "Save" button to save any changes.
On the "Delivery" tab you are able to choose if the email blast will be sent immediately or at a later time. Click to toggle between "Send Now" and "Send Later."
Tip: If you are not ready to send your email blast quite yet, go to the "Message" tab and click the "Save" button. You email is now saved as a draft and once you are ready to send or schedule it to be sent, return to this section.
Note: When you schedule an email blast to be sent at a later time the email will be sent at the entered time in the time zone your event is held in.
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