Sending a 'Live' Test

While the Campus Email Builder has a great 'Test Email' functionality built in that shows you exactly how your email will be formatted when received by the recipient, there may be some occasions where you want to see exactly how your Merge Tags and Custom Variables will also be received, how your campaign tracking will look, as well receiving a version to store for future reference. For this you can send yourself and your colleagues a live campaign.

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Please be aware that our sending servers have been warmed up to send to 'Education' emails, so as a 'Business' email there may be occasions where your first live test lands in your Junk folder. Add the Campus 'From Email' to your safe senders list to ensure this doesn't happen in the future.

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Check out the video guide below.

Adding Yourself as a Contact?

Firstly you need to add your company as an Organisation and yourself/colleagues as Contacts. To do this, follow the two guides below:

1. Adding Business Organisations
2. Adding Contacts

Building the Contact List

Now you are Contacts in your Contact Module, you need to build a Contact Marketing List with yourself/colleagues. Head to Contacts > Lists and click 'Create a List'. Give your list a Name, Description and choose Contact for the List Type:

Click Next in the bottom right-hand corner and then set the following parameter in your list - Organisations > Name > is equal to > %%Company Name%%:
Setting the final box as your Company Name (as added in your Organisations) will tell Campus to give you a list of all Contacts that are linked to the Organisation you set up in your Contact Module for your Company. 

Sending the Campaign

Now your list is ready you can head over to your Email Module and firstly make sure you have a version of your email to send to your Contacts. If you're unsure about this, jump over to our short video guide on Creating a Marketing Email.

Once you have, you can head into Campaigns and Send a Campaign, choosing your Email and List:

Continue the process of setting up your Sending Profile and sending the campaign.