Importing CSV Recipient Lists to the Newsletter App
posted this on May 12, 2011 18:07
Step 1: "Create New" Email List
Once you're logged in, you go to the "Apps" tab, then select "My Newsletters" from the list on the right hand side of the page. That brings you to the Newsletter Dashboard. You then select "Create New" under the Recipient List:
Step 2: Name your new List
Name your list something definitive. Is this your list of blog followers, or only the people who've purchased exclusive content Maybe it's all the clients who attended your seminar last week, and you want to let them know about the next series. "Blog Readers", "eBook Purchaser", "May 12 Seminar Attendees", you get the idea.
Step 3: Upload CSV
If it's not already selected, select the "Upload List" radio button, then click the "Upload CSV" button. Once the file is uploaded, you may need to drag & drop the "Name" and "Email" cells to make sure they are over the appropriate columns. The column headers are not required in the CSV file. After the upload process, You will get to preview the file. There, you will fill in or drag & drop the column headers. The order of the columns doesn't matter, but there must be an email column. Once everything's lined up right, it should look something like this:
Step 4: Review & Verify List
Here, you can make sure that all data was imported properly, delete line items that are incorrect. Once you are done here, select "Verify". That's it, you're ready to create a newsletter, and send it to that list!
What CSV formats do we accept?
Basically, anything that would reasonably be considered a CSV file. Below are some examples of what would be ok: