Checking your design on different email clients

Currently, you will need to use outside services to render email previews for various email clients. We recommend trying litmus.com to check out the previews of your email newsletters for different clients. You can send a test mail to this service and it lets the mail render on various email clients, captures the output, and then displays the previews.

Find your Litmus personal test mail address:

To find your personal Litmus address that you can send your test emails to, log in to your Litmus account. Then click “Checklist” on the left hand side:

 

Afterwards, click “Start a new Checklist” found on the top right of the screen.

A popup window will appear where you can find your personal test email:

Sending a test email using Mail Designer 365:

When you want to send a test email to litmus, click on the paper airplane icon on the top left of your Mail Designer 365 window. Then, choose “Send test email…”

Mail Designer 365 will ask you to save your design.

After you save your design, you can type in your personal Litmus address within the “To:” section:

Different email clients previews:

In Litmus, click “Checklist” again. Click on your email campaign. You will find the different previews of your email design for different email clients:

You can also individually preview the different email clients to get a closer look:

Downloading the previews:

You can also download the different previews. Click on “Checklist” again, which is found on the left side. Then, click on the “Share options” found on top of the window:

A popup window will appear. Click on “Download” and choose your preferred type of file for your download:

Preview displays in Mail Designer 365:

Mail Designer 365 does provide a preview for mobile devices. Keep in mind that this is only for the sole purpose of providing a rough idea of how the newsletter may look like on mobile devices. The actual rendering may be different, depending on the email client.

 

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