Preview and send a test email

Preview an email and send a test version of a draft for proofreading before sending a final version out to contacts

Article: 000001878 Product: Email Marketing

Preview and send a test email

Previewing your email and sending a test version of your draft not only gives you a chance to proofread and make edits, but it also gives you an idea of what your email will look like when you send the final version to your contacts.

Note: Some features of the email don't work in an email's preview version. If you want to test all features, copy your email and send a live version of the email to yourself instead.

  1. Click Preview. If you don't have your draft open, click the email's thumbnail or click Actions > View to open the preview from the My Emails page.

    Preview Button
    Note: Check your pop-up blocker if the preview isn't working.
  2. Add up to 5 email addresses, separated by commas. Test emails are unlimited to verified email addresses, but there's a limit of 50 test emails in a 24 hour period sent to non-verified email addresses.
    Tip: Since each email client has a different way of displaying emails, it's a good idea to set up accounts with some of the free email clients, like Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo, to see what your email looks like in those programs. Don't forget to open your email on your mobile device too!
  3. Type a personal note to give instructions to your proofreaders.
  4. (Optional) Select "Send both HTML & Text versions" to see what the text version of your email will look like for email clients that don't render HTML.
  5. Click Send a Test.

    Preview Fields and Send a Test Button

Each email client has different ways of displaying your email content and good email design will help your campaign display consistently across multiple email clients and devices. Don't forget to spell-check and spam-check the content before sending the final version to your contacts.

Note: If you're having trouble sending the email preview, check your email client settings and make sure you're not sending to a role address.

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