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Send a Message: Format tab

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? Send As: HTML [radiobutton] text [radiobutton] Text and HTML [radiobutton]
This allows you to choose the format of the message (HTML/text only/both). Please note that depending on the options you have offered on your subscribe page, your users will have been able to choose messages in either text or HTML format. You can find additional explanations when you click on the question mark ('?'):
If this message has been formatted in HTML, indicate how you want to send it:
  • HTML : HTML to users who have indicated that they want to receive their emails in HTML format, and text to everyone else.
  • text - text-only to everyone
  • text and HTML - One single email that contains both the HTML and the text-only formats (this 'multi-part message is larger, but is more likely to work for most users). Note: Since version 2.10.5 the "Text and HTML" option is no longer displayed. Instead, all HTML messages will be multi-part messages, i.e. containing both the HTML and the text-only format of the message.
  • PDF - The text message as a PDF attachment
  • text and PDF - One email that contains the text only message with a PDF attachment. Note: the PDF version will be a conversion of the text message, not of the HTML message. PDF generation requires that you activate this feature when you install and configure phplist.

? Use Template: [pulldown menu]
If you use a template, this message will be placed where the [CONTENT] placeholder is in your template.
Additionally to [CONTENT], you can add [FOOTER] and [SIGNATURE] to insert the footer information and the signature of the message, but they are optional. Remember to clear the footer of the message if you are using the [FOOTER] placeholder, otherwise you will receive the footer twice.

Test message

Send test message button to email address(es): [empty field]
(comma separate addresses - all must be users)
This feature allows you to send a test message to the email addresses typed in the empty field (use commas to separate addresses). All email addresses must correspond to a user in your system.
This feature is particularly useful if you have complex messages with several placeholders, links or HTML formatting. What you see is not necessarily what you get, so send yourself a test message to see what the message looks like. The placeholders will be replaced by the values in the file of the user who will receive the test message. If the user is John Doe, and you send John Doe the test message, the placeholder [NAME] will be replaced by... John Doe.
Note: you will receive automatically two test messages: one in plain text, one with HTML formatting. When you send the message normally, users will only receive one version (the one they prefer/you chose for them).

Save changes button
DO NOT FORGET TO SAVE CHANGES by clicking on this button before proceeding to the other tab(s).

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