HOW-TO USE PHPLIST TO SEND NEWSLETTER AND MANAGE USERS:

NOTE: Changed to a "Hosted" service - June 2010. If you need to you can check on it here: https://www.phplist.com/accountoverview (Same user/pass as for the newsletter).

PHPLIST is the manager of USERS, LISTS, and MESSAGES. It sends MESSAGES and attachments as EMAILS.

HOW-TO EDIT YOUR EMAIL MESSAGE, UPLOAD NEWSLETTER AND SEND IT...

-----------( LOG IN TO "PHPLIST"** )-----------------------------------
Go to http://redseanews.info and click on "Staff Mail List Functions"

Click on (or go directly to): http://redseanews.hosted.phplist.com/lists/admin/

USER: ****
PASS: ****

Set up your email message to send

Click "Send A Message" on right menu

NOTICE: There are TABS across the center.

Click the TAB: CONTENT

- IF you wish, add text for any issue-specific things. This will appear in the Email that viewers receive, in the center section.

! ! Click "SAVE CHANGES" at the bottom.

Click the TAB: FORMAT

- Check for: Send as HTML is checked
- Check for: Use Template: Red-Sea-News (Or Photo Group etc.)

! ! Click "SAVE CHANGES" at the bottom.

Click the TAB: ATTACH

- Click BROWSE and find your attachment (newsletter PDF) and click on it. It should show in the "New Attachment Window"
- Click ADD(andSave)

After a short delay you should see it in "Current Attachments"

! ! Click "SAVE CHANGES" at the bottom.

Click the TAB: MISC
- Enter email addresses in both boxes (To receive START and FINISHED messages)

! ! Click "SAVE CHANGES" at the bottom.

OPTIONAL

NOTICE: The "SEND TEST MESSAGE" Button. Suggest you click it, send to a known email address, and make sure it is OK...
NOTE: This will send TWO emails, one with the graphics and one text only.

--------(Now, SEND THE EMAIL WITH THE ATTACHED NEWSLETTER )---------

Click the TAB: LISTS

Check "Red Sea News - Newsletter" (Or other, for Photo Group, etc)

Click SEND MESSAGE TO THE SELECTED MAILINGLISTS

You will get a page "PHPLIST-SEND A MESSAGE" It should say:
Message Saved
Message queued to send.

NOW: You're done. You can close the window if you wish. After several minutes the system will start sending emails. Look for the "Sending started" email at the address you set up in "MISC" (above).. This email will also give you a web link to where you can check progress.

Insha'Allah


 

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