Section 6 - Autoresponders
What is an autoresponder?
An autoresponder is a group of messages that are contained within a single
sequential order. Autoresponders aren't truly messages, but are rather a
container for messages. You can add an unlimited number of messages to your
autoresponder. What the autoresponder does is order these messages by a
number of daily increments after a subscription date. So, you could, for example,
schedule a message for days 0, 3, and 5. If someone signs up on a Monday, they
will receive an autoresponder message on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
However, it is important to note that autoresponders do not function in the same
manner as other iContact communication channels. Autoresponders cannot be
scheduled by date or published to the iContact Community Newsletter Archive.
How do I create an autoresponder?
To correctly create an autoresponder, it is best to follow these following steps in
the order they are presented:
1. Create a new, empty list.
2. Create the autoresponder and associate the empty list to the autoresponder.
3. Create the autoresponder message series.
4. Enable the autoresponder via the Send tab.
5. Add contacts to new list associated with the autoresponder.
To create an autoresponder, click the 'Create' tab in the user interface. Click
'Create an Autoresponder.'
On the 'Edit an Autoresponder' page, input the autoresponder's information.
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Autoresponder Name: The name of the autoresponder. Your contacts
will not see this name.
Autoresponder Description: This is a description of your
autoresponder. This, also, will not be seen by your contacts.
Source List: The list that your autoresponder will manage. Any time a
new user signs up for this list, they will begin receiving the autoresponder
Autoresponder From Name: The name that your users will see when
they receive an autoresponder message.
Autoresponder From Email Address: The email address that will
appear on the message.
When you are satisfied, c