e-Campaign Bulk Email Software: Quick-Start Tutorial

e-Campaign is easy-to-use mailing list software. This tutorial is intended to quickly familiarize you with e-Campaign. You can get started using this software in 4 steps.


Step 1: Setting up an Email Account

Main Window Toolbar

Click the Accounts button to create an Email Account to send emails.

Account Manager

If you have SMTP email accounts configured in other email software (eg. Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Eudora), click the “Import” button to import an Email Account.

Otherwise, click the “New” button to create an email account from scratch.

In the “Delivery Method” field, select SMTP, and enter the SMTP Server hostname, username, and password.


Other delivery methods include “Direct Send”, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft IIS SMTP Pickup Folder. Refer to the “Configuring e-Campaign Section” in the Help documentation for more detailed information about these delivery methods. (In e-Campaign, press F1 to view the Help documentation.)


Step 2: Creating a mailing list

To create a list, click the "Lists" button.



e-Campaign supports list files in the popular CSV format (Comma Separated Values). So, you can also create/edit your mailing list file using any plain-text editor, such as Window Notepad. Save the mailing list file with a .txt file extension (eg. list1.txt)

A simple (one-column) mailing list looks like this:

Email
mike@xxx.com
tom@yyy.com
kate@zzz.com

A two-column mailing list file looks like this:

Email, Name
mike@xxx.com, Mike
tom@yyy.com, Tom
kate@zzz.com, Kate

You can also use Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel files as your mailing lists. Please refer to the “Creating Mailing List & Working with Databases” section for further details.


Step 3: Creating a new mailing job

  1.   Click menu “File-> New Mailing Job” or the New button to create a new mailing job.
  2.   Specify a mailing list by clicking the ‘Mailing List” button or the “Mailing List” menu.
  3.   Select an Email Account from the “Accounts” menu
  4.   Enter the message body and subject.
  5.   After you finish editing your email, press the button on the Message Composer to save the changes. Click “Close” to exit the Message Composer and return to the main window.


Step 4: Sending email

On the main window, select the newly-created mailing job. Then click button  to start your emailing.

 

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