FAQ: Sending Newsletters with original (non-Artful Mail) system
  • Sending Newsletters with original (non-Artful Mail) system






    Q: Sending Newsletters with original (non-Artful Mail) system
    How to I create and send my newsletter using the original software(not Artful Mail)?

    A: Here are the Basic Instructions for creating an Email Newsletter, if you are not using our new Artful Mail software:

    1. log into control panel
    2. click on Dragonfly icon - top row
    3. click on 'Click Here to login to the Email Newsletter System.'

    -- If Artful Mail is enabled, you will see the Artful Mail dragonfly logo at top left column in newsletter software. In this case, refer to our FAQ at this page:
    http://faso.com/kb/?id=442

    4. click on blue 'New Newsletter' button
    5. click on one of the following choices:
    a. Start a New Newsletter from a FASO template
    This option works best because we've tested the layouts in different email programs.
    NOTE: this option is in Beta (testing)
    b. Start a completely blank newsletter
    c. Start a Newsletter by replicating a previous newsletter
    This option makes it easy to create a newsletter that looks similar to a past one.
    NOTE: remember to change TITLE/Subject Line!

    If Artful Mail is not enabled, you will choose from 2 options:
    a. Start a completely blank newsletter
    b. Start a Newsletter by replicating a previous newsletter
    This option makes it easy to create a newsletter that looks similar to a past one.
    NOTE: remember to change TITLE/Subject Line!

    6. start building newsletter
    a. type in subject (title)
    b. add the text portion of the newsletter (you can either add text directly into the text box or create in another program like notepad or wordpad and past into the text area.)
    c. add image(s):
    -Place your cursor in the text editing screen where you wish to place the image
    -Click on 'Insert Image' icon in small tool bar (top edge of text box - a mountain & sun icon - on the far right)

    -A window will pop up with three ways to add an image:
    * Add a New Image from Your Computer
    * Use an Image that you've already uploaded
    * Use an Image from the another Website

    -click on your preference
    -Choose your image
    -click 'Insert Image' or 'Insert Image (Original Size)'-Click Save Changes

    'Insert Image': the image will show as a medium sized-image - 300 pixels in largest dimension.
    'Insert Image (Original Size)': the image will show as large as the original image you uploaded.

    7. Click Add & Save Now button (top and/or bottom of screen)

    NOTE: We recommend Savings Changes on a regular basis as you create the newsletter.

    When you click Add & Save Now you are taken to another page where you will see the following choices.

    1. Continue Editing this Newsletter
    2. Go Back to Drafts
    3. Send a Test of This Newsletter
    (You will be able to send to your subscribers after sending the test)

    If you click on 1. 'Continue Editing this Newsletter' you are taken back to the newsletter you were just working on. You can then add more info and click on SAVE at the bottom of the page.

    If you click on '2. 'Go Back to Drafts' you will see a list of newsletters you have created but not sent. They are saved as DRAFTS. You have 3 choices: Edit | Delete | Send Newsletter

    If you click on 3. 'Send a Test of This Newsletter', the next screen will show the following:

    Test Mailer Sent

    Send this newsletter now BUTTON
    Continue Editing this Newsletter
    Go Back to Drafts
    Send another test of This Newsletter


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