Preview and send a test email

How do I preview a draft of my email online and in my inbox?

Article: 000001878 Product: Email Marketing

Preview and send a test email

You can preview your email in Constant Contact and then send a test version of it. 

Before Sending a Test

Here are a few things to note before you send yourself a test version of your email draft:
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Preview and Test 

To preview and send a test email:

  1. After logging into Constant Contact, click Email > My Emails.
  2. Locate the email you'd like to preview in the list on your My Emails page.
  3. Preview your email from either the:
  • Thumbnail ​View - Place your cursor over the thumbnail on the left side of the email row.
  • Details View - Click Actions > View.
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    Note: Check your pop-up blocker if the preview is not working.
  1. In the Email Addresses box in the left pane, add up to 5 email addresses, separated by commas (no space required).
  2. Type a personal note to let the people receiving the test know why they are seeing it.
  3. (Optional) Check the "Send both HTML & Text versions" box to send the two versions. By default, you send only the HTML version.
  4. Click Send.
Having trouble receiving the email preview?

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Next Steps

After previewing your email:

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