Wednesday, September 29, 2010
To get started click on "Messages" in the top orange bar and then click on the "create a new message" link.
When Relevant Tools first started offering email campaign services in 2001 we only had 2 ways to create messages. Now there are about 7 different ways to create your message. So ignore the main area of this page where it talks about the 2 different ways to create a message and instead click on the "image only message" link that is just below the Messages title on the page.
Use the "Choose File" or "Browse" button to find your image to upload. Images should be properly sized. Typically about 600 or 800 pixels wide works well. Images should be either JPG or GIF formats. Let us know if you need help creating your images if you don't have a graphic designer that has created them for you.
If you want people to click anywhere on your image and go to your website enter the full URL of your web site page in the destination URL box.
Next give your message a name that you will use to select the message when you send it. You can change the default From Name and From Email Address if desired. All the replies will go to the from email address - a valid email address is required. Enter the subject of your message - this is the one that people will see.
It is optional to enter a text version of the message. This will create a text alternative of the message. It is often a good idea to have a text alternative that is typically a short summary of the full message with your web site address and phone number.
The html is generated for you. Unless you know what you are doing, don't change the html. If you do know what you are doing you can go ahead and insert more html as desired.
Here is the completed message, delivered to the inbox and ready to generate lots of new business.