To create a newsletter, check out this video tutorial:
Click Here for another option to view an article with screenshots.
Here are the steps:
You can add or remove elements in any of the 10 templates. Some artists always start with template 1 and build as they go.
Once you build your newsletter, send yourself a test, as follows:
You will see this message:
Please wait while we make necessary updates to your email list...
The next screen looks like this:
Your subscribers only receive one version of your newsletter, the Merged version (unless they signed up for the Text version which is very rare these days).
The text "(MERGED VERSION)" does NOT appear in your subscriber's copy of your Sent newsletter.
Test Version Subject Line:
Subscriber Version Subject Line:
When you check the test, if you leave the FASO Newsletter screen, you will have to send another test in order to be able to access the 'sending function' of the newsletter.
To schedule a newsletter to send at a later date, see this FAQ:
Schedule Newsletter for Future Sending Date
For older FASO accounts, if you do not see the Artful Mail icon, enable the software as follows.
This icon: Dragonfly in a Circle
Enable Artful Mail 2.0 as follows:
***INTERNET EXPLORER USERS***
If you use Internet Explorer as your browser and wish to use Artful Mail for a newsletter, when you login to the newsletter software and click on New Newsletter, you will see this message:
ArtfulMail BETA does not support Internet Explorer at this time
Please try again with Firefox, Chrome or Safari.
If you wish to proceed with Internet Explorer, click the link below the warning, that says:
Just be aware: Things may not work as intended.
If you choose to proceed, you may find that when you enter text, it won't save. That's just one of the issues you may have.
Our apologies but we cannot correct usability issues with Internet Explorer. We highly recommend using any browser other than Internet Explorer with our interactive software.
See this FAQ:
Web Browsers Supported by FASO
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