On the third create page, you can preview your email and schedule or send it.
First, you can choose an email wrapper for this email from the wrappers available to the list this email is targeted to if your email uses the visual editor. Saving and sending a test, saving a draft, scheduling the email, or sending it will save your wrapper choice.
The next section of the preview create page shows the email you've written. We choose a random activist from your universe to display in the preview. Their information will be used to fill in your clips and add parameters like source code to your links.
Below you'll see an overview of your targeting, including what list you're sending to and any includes and excludes you chose.
At the bottom you'll see a count of how many activists your email will target, as well as the random limit you chose. Your count will never be larger than your random limit, but it may be smaller if your limit is larger than your entire universe.
When you first load the preview create page, you may not see a count. Rather, you may see "[calculating...]" where the count should be. After you save your targeting, we calculate the number of activists targeted by your email. Usually that process is very quick. Sometimes for more complex targeting, it can take a few seconds or even a minute. The preview page will automatically refresh when targeting is finished, replacing "[calculating..."] with a number of activists that this email targets, but we'll also send you an email when your targeting has finished calculating, so you'll know when we're ready for you to come back to the preview page. You can refresh targeting as well by clicking the "Refresh Targeting" link to generate a new count.
Once calculating is finished, you'll be able to send your email. You can save your email as a draft by clicking "Save Draft" in the toolbar below, or you can continue on and send or schedule it.
You can also click 'automate testing" to automate a testing down the list process, which will send a test email to different active cohorts on your list. For more on that, click here.
Below the calculation, you'll see a place to start a discussion. This is the email discussion board, where you can comment on the email and leave notes. The creator of the email will receive email notifications when a comment is made. Other administrators will not receive notifications by default, unless they comment. Commentors will receive all future notifications.
After you've done all of your spell checking and previewing and you're ready to send your email, click either the "Schedule Email" or "Send Email" buttons.
If you choose to schedule an email, you'll have two options — send at a specific time or send by time zone. Sending at a specific time will allow you to choose a date and time in the future and confirm your scheduling. All times are U.S. Eastern.
If you choose to send by time zone, you can select someone's local time to send an email. For example, everyone will receive the email at 4:00pm their local time. Local time is determined by someone's zip/postal code. If a zip/postal code is not on their activist record, the email will be sent in the "first" time zone. For example, if the email is scheduled to go to everyone at 4pm and I schedule the email at 3pm ET, people without a zip/postal code will receive the email at 4pm ET. This means that your email will be sending for a full 24 hours, as the local time you set works its way around the world.
If you need to reschedule your email, you can do this by going to the Emails tab of the Group Manage page and clicking Manage next to the drafted email. On the following page, click the Reschedule button in the upper right. You'll be able to reschedule the email on the next page.
If you choose to send immediately, confirm your send to start the sending process. On the email manage page, you'll be able to see what time the email is sent and done sending. On the email manage page, you'll be able to see the send progress, and what time the email is sent and done sending.
Note: Emails are checked for unsubscribed users before they are sent, whether they're sent immediately or scheduled, so activists who unsubscribe after you targeted your email but before you send it won't receive the message.