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Creating Your First Newsletter

Complete Mail-Logic Setup before creating your first newsletter

Create a new Newsletter

You can save as many newsletters as you want, note that creating a
newsletter does not mean you have to send it right then and there, you will always be able to
save and exit without actually sending it.

  1. Within the Mail-Logic main menu click on the “Saved Newsletters” tab.
  2. Click the “Add Newsletter” button.
  3. Enter a “Save Name”, this will be for your purposes to identify multiple saved newsletters.
  4. You will be prompted to select “Web Page (Standard)”, “Plain-Text”, "Section Builder, or  “HTML Code”. Select "Web Page (Standard)" mode, this will give us the ability to create a styled newsletter in a text-editor window. View Appendix A for more details on newsletter types.
  5. Step 1 will fill out basic information about the Newsletter. Much of the “Newsletter Basics” section should be filled out already from step 3, if any required fields (fields that appear with a red star) are not filled out, please enter them now. You can optionally select a layout template that was created in step 4 to wrap the entire newsletter.
  6. Click “Continue to Step 2”.
  7. Inside Step 2 you will be able to enter your newsletter body and upload any attachments. You can cut and paste text into the “Newsletter Body” text box from a word processor or type it up within this page. Please note that the Text Editor may not properly display complex layouts or images pasted from a word processor. See our guide on the text editor for advanced tips and tricks.
  8. Click “Continue to Step 3”.
  9. Step three is for selecting who the newsletter needs to go to, it may be overwhelming at first but to get started it is very simple. Since we created one “Client” back in step 2 simply select the “Clients” checkbox under “Global Recipients”. To be sure the only current Client is the one we entered click on the word “Clients” in the same section. This will allow you to view a list of all the Clients in your Team-Logic instance.
  10. Click “Continue to Preview”.
  11. Step 4 is for previewing what you have created and sending the message. Click “View Preview” to see what the newsletter will look like to recipients.
  12. It is highly encouraged to send a test message to your email before sending the actual newsletter to all recipients. Enter your email and click the “Send Test Email” button.
  13. After the test email reaches you, either click “Save For Later” or “Send Newsletter”.
  14. If you choose to send the newsletter it will redirect you back to the Mail-Logic main menu under the tab “Newsletter Tracking.” Note that it may not send the newsletter right away, newsletters are sent in scheduled “Chunks” every few minutes.

Track your newsletter

After sending your newsletter you should have at least one sent newsletter’s statistics. If you are not already there, click on the “Newsletter Tracking” tab of Mail-Logic’s main menu. From this page you will be able to view vital information about your newsletter. There will be a number labeled “Sent” that reflects the amount of messages actually sent out at this time. You can click the “Refresh” button in the upper right to update this information.

Appendix A

  • Web Page (Standard) mode will allow you to create a newsletter message, format text and upload images in a "what you see is what you get" editor window.
  • Plain-Text mode is perfect for intra-office communication and simple messages. Plain-text messages are also less likely to be blocked by spam filters. The "opened messages" tracking feature and layout templates are disabled for this type
  • Section builder mode will let you create a layout, add pictures, and style your newsletter in an easy to use interface.
  • HTML Code mode allows you to directly add HTML code into your newsletter. Use this option if you are provided HTML or generated the newsletter with an external editor.