When you’re ready to see what your email looks like in an actual email client, or when you’re ready to show off your work to your client, Inkcite can send previews on demand. Prior to sending, Inkcite will automatically upload your latest image assets to your CDN or other publicly accessible server. It will then send individual emails to the configured distribution list of your choice.
There are several sections in the
Configuring Inkcite to Send Emails
Sending via SMTP
To enable sending previews via your SMTP server, configure these fields in
Sending via Mailgun
To enable sending previews via Mailgun’s API, you’ll need to create a free
account (if you haven’t already) and then retrieve a couple of pieces of
information from your Dashboard. Enter that information into your project’s
Sending a Preview to Yourself
Once you have configured both the SMTP and image host settings, you’re ready to send a preview to yourself.
With no other parameters, this will send the preview version of your email to
Sending an Internal Preview
When you’re ready to send a preview of your email to a wider audience (e.g. a
proofreader, creative director, project leader, etc.) you can use Inkcite’s
internal preview capability. First you’ll need to define a distribution list
inside of your
Distribution lists can include one or more email addresses, each specified on a separate line.
To have Inkcite send an email to this distribution list, from a command prompt type:
Inkcite will send a preview version of the email to each of the recipients specified in your internal distribution list. The email subject line will be tagged Internal Preview and will be uniquely identified. This is extremely useful when revisions have been made and additional previews have been sent out: “Did you see the CTA improvements I made in preview #3?”
Sending an External Preview
Inkcite was designed for agencies. It presumes (but does not require) that there is a list of clients, beyond your internal distribution list, that need to preview the work you are doing for them. Typically, you’d send a preview to your clients once your email has been approved by the internal team.
Inkcite allows you to define a separate distribution list for the specific clients:
To send a preview version of your email to your clients, at a command prompt type:
Inkcite will uniquely identify these emails as Preview with a unique and separate counter from both developer and internal previews. (No need for your clients to know it took 10 internal previews to get to the perfect, responsive preview you just sent them.)