Composing and sending an email is easy with Sendicate. Here is some extended info on the fields and sections:
Who are we sending to?
|Recipients||Select the subscriber list. Click “manage subscribers” to create or edit a list.|
|Sent from||The from name of an email, eg “Sendicate” or “Fred Peters”|
|Reply to||The email address of the message. Replies will be sent here|
|Subject||The email subject|
Additional options are available in the “options” drop down.
To schedule an email choose “schedule email” from the options menu. There are the following options:
|One time||Select the date and time|
|Daily/Weekly/etc||Select a recurring schedule. Useful when using data feeds|
|Not scheduled||Removes the schedule|
The timezone can be set on the “account” page.
Compose a section
There are 6 main types of blocks for use in templates and composing. Each section can have its own bespoke styling and layout allowing for flexible templates. The section blocks are:
|One column||One column with title, body, image and link|
|Two column||Two column with title, body, image and link|
|Three column||Two column with title, body, image and link|
|Headline||Heading, subheading, link, and image|
|Image||Image and link|
|Video||Insert a Youtube or Vimeo link to embed a video, along with title and body|
|More options: Data to email||Fetches content from a data feed. Read more.|
|More options: HTML||Displays straight HTML|
“Edit section” has options to re-order or delete each section.
Each section has the following basic elements. These vary per section:
|Image||Click the camera icon to upload an image. Once an image has been uploaded it can be replaced or removed.|
|Title||The title heading. For an image, the title will be used as alt text to be shown if images are disabled|
|Body||The main body content. If text is selected a formatting toolbar appears with options for bold, italics, a list, or to create a link|
|Link title||Paired with link URL, this creates the link text|
|Link URL||Paired with link title, this creates the link|
|Video URL||Insert a Youtube or Vimeo link to embed a video|
The preview combines the content with the design. There are the following options
Use the drop down to select the desired design. The preview will update.
Each design can have its own customization options. Click the “Customize Template” sidebar button to see available options.
Any design changes made here are on-off changes. Permanent design changes can be made in Manage > Designs.
Send final email to the following
Confirm the details of the email, then click “Send final email” to send.
If an email is scheduled, clicking “schedule this email” to schedule the email.
There is a final confirmation window to send the final email.
If there are any issues or errors, these will be displayed under the button.
Test this email
Send a test to email to the specified recipient. Multiple recipients can be added separated by commas.