Configuring your own email address for sending

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Mail Designer 365 makes it easy to send emails from your own email address directly from the app. Thanks to Mail Designer’s automatic email account configuration, you will be up and running in no time.

To get started, go to “Mail Designer 365” > “Preferences” > “Mail Accounts.”

Click on the “+” in the bottom left corner to configure a new mail account:

Enter your email address and password (not required for all email services e.g. Gmail) in the space provided.

Note: This will work for most generic email accounts (e.g. Outlook, Hotmail, Gmail, etc.) For custom/internal email accounts (i.e a work account), your network administrator may have to provide you with the information which you can enter by ticking “Enter custom server settings.”

Click “Next” to set up your account. You will now see that your email account’s settings have been automatically detected by Mail Designer 365:

You are now free to use your personal email address to send email designs from directly within the app.

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Adding attachments to your message

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Attachments

When sending your design via Mail Designer 365, you can attach additional files to your message. This allows you to send an image file, a PDF file, or a zipped folder along with your message.

To do so, click on the send icon:

Mail Designer 365 send icon

Choose “Send via your own email address…”

Sending via your own email account in Mail Designer 365

A popup will appear. Make sure the To, CC, Bcc, Reply To, Subject, and/or From are properly filled out. Then, drag the file you want to attach into the attachment area. Mail Designer 365 will check your attachments and will send it together with your message.

Mail Designer 365 will show you the name of the file you’ve attached and its size. You can also click the little red button at the end of the line to remove the file and attach another one.

 

How Can We Help?

A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365
Advanced Design Techniques
Appendix: Compatibility
Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts
Approval
Background
Blend Modes
Creative Tools
Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor
Exporting a Design to Mailchimp
Graphics and Other Objects
HTML Export
Image Areas
Images
Layout Blocks
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Preparing your Design for Sending
Preview your Design
Send via Mail Designer 365
Sharing your Designs
Tables
Teamwork
Text Styles
The Inbox View
Using Retina Images with your Design
Working with Links and Buttons
Working with Text

Using the Test Send Feature

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Setting up Mail Designer 365 for sending

Mail Designer 365’s test send feature allows you to test your design before sending to your recipients. 

To get started, click on the Test Flight icon and enter the email address you want to send from.

If this is your first time using the test send feature, you will see the “unverified” status underneath your email address. This is a type of two-factor authentication where Mail Designer 365 needs to check that you’ve entered your email address correctly. Click on “Send confirmation email” to proceed.

Following this, you should instantly receive an email from Mail Designer 365. Click on the link to verify your email address and set up your account for the test send.

As soon as you’ve clicked the link, your status will be confirmed as “verified.” You can now edit your subject line if desired, and enter the recipient address in the “To” box.

Click on send once you are ready and your email design should be delivered to the address you provided. Please note, any delay in delivering your design is due a security feature set up by Amazon Web Services to prevent spam, as you are sending through our servers and not your own. But don’t worry! This will not affect the final send of your design.

 

How Can We Help?

A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365
Advanced Design Techniques
Appendix: Compatibility
Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts
Approval
Background
Blend Modes
Creative Tools
Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor
Exporting a Design to Mailchimp
Graphics and Other Objects
HTML Export
Image Areas
Images
Layout Blocks
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Preparing your Design for Sending
Preview your Design
Send via Mail Designer 365
Sharing your Designs
Tables
Teamwork
Text Styles
The Inbox View
Using Retina Images with your Design
Working with Links and Buttons
Working with Text