Sending a message involves five basic steps. Before you get started, make sure the administrative tasks on the Getting Started Checklist are completed. For further instruction on any of the following steps, see the Knowledge Base.
- Create a new message.
- Preview your message. Be sure that everything is exactly the way you want it to appear.
- Send yourself a test message. Make this a habit: every time you are preparing to send a message, send yourself a test message first. This will give you one last chance to catch any mistakes. You will get a confirmation dialog box about the test message. Click OK and within a second or two you will see the confirmation "Test message sent."
- Check your inbox. Make sure your message is properly formatted and readable. Double check for errors and typos. Make any corrections to the email.
- Click Send Message. (If you've left your screen up after sending your test message, be sure to erase your email address in the Test Address box.) The message will be sent to your entire list. You will get a confirmation dialog box, this is your last chance to abort the process. Click OK, and within a few seconds you will receive the confirmation message that the process has begun.
Your first message is on its way!