When you create a simple batch email campaign, you will see the default Scheduling page of the campaign editor.
Your launch list will be generated every time you open this page so you always see an up-to-date summary of your recipients and their opt-in status.
The number of recipients shown here is just an approximation, as some of the checks that are performed at launch, such as email syntax, blocklist and frequency cap control, are not performed at this stage. Also, please bear in mind that these numbers are valid at the time when the page was opened.
A pre-launch delay period is started 25 minutes before the scheduled launch of a campaign to start any required preparation for the campaign in time. Any changes done during this period, might not have time to be properly processed, and be fully reflected in the sent-out campaign. Changes to the campaign close to the launch, especially during the pre-launch delay is not recommended.
If you are sending your campaign to a segment, the Launch Details overview will show the number of contacts the segment contained the last time it was run. If the segment has since been modified, no figures will be displayed. In this case, you can refresh the table manually by clicking the Update button. All segments are refreshed again at the moment of sending the campaign.
Launching your campaign manually
You can launch a campaign straight away by clicking Launch Now. You will be asked to confirm your action and then the launch process will begin immediately.
Scheduling a launch
To schedule the launch for a later date, proceed as follows:
- Click the date and time picker at the bottom of the page to select the date and time you want your email to be delivered.
- Select the time zone if necessary.
- Click Launch Later.
- Confirm your action in the pop-up dialog.
Please note that email campaign launches are scheduled based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This method of time measuring does not use daylight saving time. If your local time changes because of daylight saving time, you may see an increased difference compared to your local time than before. Always take into account both GMT and your local daylight saving when planning campaigns.