Bottom Bar

About the Bottom bar

The Bottom bar is the grey bar in the bottom while you're in the Email Editor.

Here's all you need to know about all the options available in the bottom bar.

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Continue scrolling in this article to learn more, or click on a heading on the left side navigation to jump to a specific part.

 


 

Previous step

Click the Previous step button in the Bottom bar to go back to the Activity Page.

Your Email will be saved automatically, and will appear under Drafts.

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Settings

While in the editor, open the Settings by clicking Settings on the Bottom bar.

It's divided into Email, Design and Unsubscribe Settings.

 

Email Settings

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By default, the subject line and pre-header text of your email activity will be the working name; the sender name will be your name; the sender email and reply email will be your email.

You are free to change these settings as you see fit.

 

Write a subject line for your Email.

We suggest a maximum of 150 characters, but consider that shorter subject lines tend to have a higher open rate (up to 20 characters).

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Enter a pre-header text for your Email.

The pre-header text is the short text shown in the Email clients' inbox, after the subject line, before opening an Email. Different Email clients display different lengths of pre-header text.

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Make sure to keep these details relevant to your subscribers, that way they'll quickly recognise you in their inbox. Edit the sender Name:

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Write the sender Email that will be displayed to your recipients.

As long as the domain associated with your chosen section has been verified, it will show the verified domain green text. If your domain has not been verified yet, you will not be able to proceed. Read more about Email Authentication...

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Enter your reply Email address. The same domain rules apply to this address.

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 Do you have automatic replies enabled?

Auto-replies are messages sent automatically to the sender of an email. You may have enabled auto-replies for a specific purpose, like a vacation or out-of-office reply, receipt confirmation, etc. However, when sending emails with APSIS One, auto-replies work differently depending on your mailbox provider.

If a Profile replies to the email you've sent them, it depends on your mailbox provider (or email service provider) whether the sender will receive the auto-reply.

For example: Gmail doesn't send auto-replies to neither the reply-to nor the sender address, Hotmail will send the auto-reply to the sender, and Yahoo will send the auto-reply to the reply-to email address.

 

Design Settings

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Width

Adjust your Email's width by entering a measurement in pixels under Email Width (px).

We suggest a width of 600px, optimal for most Email clients.

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Top Padding

The top padding will create a space between the top of the box where your Email is displayed on the Email client and the actual Email content.

Enter a measurement in pixels under Top Padding(px).

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Body

Body Colour

Adjust the colour of your Email's body by clicking on the colour button.

Tick the Transparent box to make the Email's body transparent.

The background colour will still be displayed.

 Click on the circle next to button colour to open the colour picker. Use the colour picker to choose a colour for your Email body.

If you already have a standard colour, enter the colour code in the Hex box. Go ahead and enter the colour in RGB format if that's the method you prefer. The colour picker will save 16 of your recently used colours for each Email. Every new Email will have no recently used colours, but the colours will remain for each Email whenever you go back into editing.

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Background

Background Colour

Adjust the colour of your Email's background by clicking on the colour button.

Click on the circle next to button colour to open the colour picker. Use the colour picker to choose a colour for your Email background.

If you already have a standard colour, enter the colour code in the Hex box. Go ahead and enter the colour in RGB format if that's the method you prefer. The colour picker will save 16 of your recently used colours for each Email. Every new Email will have no recently used colours, but the colours will remain for each Email whenever you go back into editing.

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Border

Border Width

Adjust the thickness of your Email's border by dragging the Width slider right for a higher measurement and left for a lower measurement.

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Border Radius

The radius of your Email's border will determine how round the corners will be. Drag the Radius slider right for a higher measurement and left for a lower measurement.

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Border Colour

Adjust the colour of your Email's border by clicking on the colour button.

Click on the circle next to button colour to open the colour picker. Use the colour picker to choose a colour for your Email border.

If you already have a standard colour, enter the colour code in the Hex box. Go ahead and enter the colour in RGB format if that's the method you prefer. The colour picker will save 16 of your recently used colours for each Email. Every new Email will have no recently used colours, but the colours will remain for each Email whenever you go back into editing.

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Unsubscribe Settings

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Click on the items below to learn more about the unsubscribe settings.

Adjusting your Unsubscribe Settings

How to Adjust your Email's Unsubscribe Settings

1. Make sure that you've added an unsubscribe link in your Email. Expand the item above to learn more.

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2. While in the Email editor, open the Settings by clicking on the Email's name on the Structure Panel or on Settings on the bottom bar.

Then click Unsubscribe to see the Unsubscribe Settings.

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Unsubscribe page

1. Since clicking the unsubscribe link will take them to a landing page, start by entering a headline for that page on Headline.

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2. Enter the message for your landing page under Message. This message could be a question, asking them whether they are sure they'd like to unsubscribe or if they're there by mistake.

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3. To confirm that they wish to unsubscribe, they will have to click on a button. Enter the text for that button under Button.

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Confirmation

1. On Confirmation type, you will choose what action the button will do.

Click the drop-down menu to choose between Message, to show them a confirmation message, and Redirect Link to take them to another page of your choice. Regardless of the page you choose to redirect them to, clicking the button will effectively unsubscribe them from your Email communications.

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If you choose Message:

Enter a message for the landing page under Confirmation message.

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If you choose Redirect Link:

Lead them to a page of your choice after they confirm that they wish to opt-out.

Enter the URL of that page under Redirect Link.

Regardless of the page you choose to redirect them to, clicking the button will effectively unsubscribe them from your Email communications.

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Design

Your unsubscribe page will look like this:

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1. Choose a logo for the unsubscribe page. Make sure that the dimensions of the image file are 100x100px for optimal image quality. Larger images will be resized to fit these dimensions.

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2. Enter the text for your logo.

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3. Click on the circle next to Background colour to open the colour picker.

If you already have a standard colour, enter the colour code in the Hex box. Go ahead and enter the colour in RGB format if that's the method you prefer. The colour picker will save 16 of your recently used colours for each Email. Every new Email will have no recently used colours, but the colours will remain for each Email whenever you go back into editing.

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Save as Template

This button will allow you to save your Email as a template. Save Emails as Templates so that your Emails have a consistent feel and to maintain brand identity. You may create them for future use, whether you're in the middle of creating an Email or want to go straight into template making.

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Click on an item below to learn more.

Creating a Template

How to Create a Template

1. Begin by creating an Email activity and choosing a blank template in the Templates step.

Read more about Creating an Email...

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2. Add elements and assets to your Email. Read more about the Email Editor...

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2. When you're happy with your Email, click on Save as Template on the Bottom bar

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3. Enter a Name and a Description for your template and click SAVE.

Have in mind that, if you included or excluded any segments from your email rows, the segmentation will not be saved in the template.

That's it! It will appear under Your Templates next time you start the Email editor.

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When saving a draft from the Create an Email activity, the template will also be saved as a draft.

 


 

Preview

Click Preview in the bottom bar to preview your Email and test your email with 10 different email clients.

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Preview and Email Client Test

Here's some information about how to preview your email and use Litmus to test your email with 10 different email clients.

Click on an item below to read more:

Preview

How to Preview an Email Draft

1. While in the Email Editor, click Preview in the Bottom bar.

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2. Toggle the Desktop, Mobile and Text version by using the buttons on the right. You can see how the Email will look in all three formats, so you can make sure it will be displayed correctly no matter the device.

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3. Click on the segments to see how it would appear to those profiles that match the conditions in the segments. This is only visible if you've included or excluded segments from a row, which is done in Row Settings.

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Email Client Test

Ready to test the different email clients?

1. On the Bottom bar, click Email client test.

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2. If you haven't used Litmus before, click Run new test. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.

APSIS One grants every user in your account up to 4 free tests per month. A test includes 10 previews, for a total of 40 previews a month. If you need more tests, feel free to subscribe to one of Litmus' service plans. Read more about this feature...

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3. To sign up for a Litmus account or sign in to an existing one, choose the option that describes your needs on the top right.

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4. Let's test the email. You will see all the email clients available, with a preview of how your email would be displayed. Click on an email client to take a closer look.

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5. Click the left and right arrows to go through all the available clients.

Would you like to compare two email clients? On the top right, click Comparison View.

To go back to a single client view, click Detail view. 

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Did you reach your monthly limit?

APSIS One grants every user in your account up to 4 free tests per month. A test includes 10 previews, for a total of 40 previews a month. If you need more tests, feel free to subscribe to one of Litmus' service plans.

Sign up, connect your Litmus account or review your Litmus plan to proceed.

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Test

Test your Email to make sure that its content is displayed correctly.

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Expand the item below to learn more.

Sending a Test Email

How to Send a Test Email

1. Click Test in the Bottom bar.

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2. Select the segments you want to base the test email on. This will only be displayed if you have included or excluded segments from a row, which is done in Row Settings.

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3. Enter an email address to send the test email.

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4. When done, click Send Test.

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 About Test Emails

When testing an email, the test email might be sorted by your email client as spam. Spam emails tend not to load images and all additional content in the preview, which is completely normal and done with your best interest in mind.

If this happens, please move the email out of the spam folder in order to load all of the email's content.

 


 

Next step

Click Next step to proceed with your Email's sending preferences. It will take you back to the Conversation Wizard.

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