After creating your email template, preview the layout on desktop and mobile, and send a test email to yourself. Afterward, send the real deal, or schedule it for later.

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Preview Layout

To preview how your email will look on desktop or mobile, click Preview Layout

Send a Test Email

We highly recommend sending a test email to yourself so you can verify how it will look and check your links. To send a test:

  1. On the Edit Email page, click Send Test.
  2. In the Send Test Email pane, type in the email addresses you want to send the test email to.
  3. Click Send.

The test email appears with "[TEST]" on the subject line, and a block at the top states "THIS IS A TEST EMAIL." Data fields aren't filled in.

Send an Email

Before sending the real email, you can see how many emails are being sent, how many people are opted out, a preview of the email and populated merge fields, and the first 100 recipients. To send an email to constituents:

  1. On the Email Templates page, click Blue arrow next to the template you want to send, and click Preview.
    or
    On the Edit Email page, click Save And, and then Preview
  2. On the Preview Email page, verify that the number of emails is expected and that the email design and the recipient list look correct. Review any skipped recipients. To correct something, click Make Changes.
  3. Click Send, and then Send Now.

Email interactions are added to the timeline of each recipient.

Schedule an Email

Schedule an email template to be sent up to a year in advance. To schedule an email:

  1. On the Email Templates page, click Blue arrow next to the template you want to schedule, and click Preview.
    or
    On the Edit Email page, click Save And, and then Preview
  2. On the Preview Email page, verify that the number of emails is expected, the merge fields are populating with the expected data and that the email design and the recipient list look correct. To correct something, click Make Changes.
  3. Click Send, and then Schedule for Later.
  4. In the Schedule Email dialog box, select the date and time you want to send the email. Click Save.

On the date and within 15 minutes around the time you selected, Bloomerang will use the email template's filters to build a list of recipients and send the email to them.

Edit or Delete an Email Schedule

  1. On the Email Templates page, click Blue arrow next to the template you want to send, and click Preview.
    or
    On the Edit Email page, click Save And, and then click Preview
  2. On the Preview Email page, click Edit or Delete Schedule.
  3. Change the schedule and click Save, or click Delete Schedule.

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