How do I create an autoresponder?
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to create an autoresponder.
- How to schedule an autoresponder.
- What the different autoresponder status mean.
Locate and click on the button labeled “Autoresponder” in the left land navigation of your account Dashboard. Then click the green “+ Create Autoresponder” button in the upper right hand of your account Dashboard.
To the right you will see a few different tracking options. By default Sendlane™ will track opens, clicks, and plain-text clicks. If you do not wish to track those simply deselect the appropriate boxes. You will also have the option to incorporate Google Analytics™ link tracking id’s.If you would like to include an attachment with the autoresponder you are sending, simply click the “Attachment” radio button and an upload module will appear. Please note only .PDF and .TXT are the only acceptable formats. When finished click the “Next” button.
If you want your autoresponder only sent to certain subscribers with a predefined tag click on the Tags tab and choose with tags to include and exclude.
|Subscription to list = When a visitor subscribes to the list previously selected.
||Campaign is opened = When a subscriber opens an email.
|Any link in campaign is clicked = When a subscriber click on any link in your email.
||Specific link in campaign is clicked = When a designated link in you email is clicked.
***Note: “Within the hour” means that the email will be sent immediately and within the hour at the latest.
Next you will input when you would like the autoresponder to be sent out from the trigger. Then you will select the time for the autoresponder to be sent out.
***Note the times are in Eastern Standard Time. (EST or New York time)
By default Sendlane sends the autoresponder every day of the week. If you would not like to send it out every day of the week simply uncheck the days you do not wish to it to send.
***Note if you unselect a specific day then the autoresponder will not send until the next specified day. This overrides how many days after opt-in you select.
When finished with updating your autoresponder configurations click on the red “Next” button.
Once you have selected a design option you will then be set up to customize your email in the email editor. You can drag and drop content from the left to place in your email. Once you have entered the content you want inside the editor click the “Save & Continue” tab to continue with the rest of the setup for your email.
If you are ready to proceed click then Send.
You will notice that your newly created Autoresponder’s status says “Not Started“. When the autoresponder starts actually sending it’s first email this will turn to the status to “Progressing“. If you didn’t start the Autoresponder the status will be read as “Draft“.
*** Please note some new users will need to go through a compliance check and will require manual approval from our compliance team before being allowed to send emails.