You can publish newsletters to e-mail services such as ExactTarget and Silverpop Engage. This document describes how to configure AEM to publish a newsletter to these e-mail services.
To publish your email to the email service provider, you need to perform the following steps:
- Create an email.
- Apply the Email Service configuration to the email.
- Publish the email.
If you update email providers, do a flight test, or send a newsletter, these operations fail if the newsletter is not published to the Publish instance first or if the Publish instance is not available. Be sure to publish your newsletter and make sure the Publish instance is up and running.
An email or newsletter that you want to publish to an e-mail service can be created under a campaign using the Geometrixx Newsletter template. You can also use the Geometrixx Outdoors E-Mail template. Sample email/newsletter-based on the Geometrixx Outdoors E-Mail template are available at http://<hostname>:<port>/cf#/content/campaigns/geometrixx-outdoors/e-mails.html.
To create a new email that is published to the configured e-mail service:
This section is specific to the ExactTarget service.
The Email Tools component for ExactTarget can add more email functionality to your email/newsletter.
Unsubscribe Center Gives the option to the user to unsubscribe from your mailing list. Subscription Center A subscription center is a web page where a subscriber can control the messages they receive from your organization. Track Email Opens A hidden component that allows you to use ExactTarget tracking feature.
The Options drop-down menu is only populated if ExactTarget configuration is applied to the email. See Applying Email Service Configuration to Email Settings for more information.
- The URLs within the email tools are replaced (in the received email) by their actual values only when an email is sent using Simple Send or Guided Send but not Test Send.
- Two of the email tools are required: Physical Mailing Address (Required) and Profile Center (Required). When the email is published to ExactTarget, these two email-tools are added to the bottom of every mail by default.
You can add personalized fields in an email by adding the Text and Personalization component to the page:
In the case of ExactTarget the published email can ve viewed by clicking View Published Email. This takes you directly to the published newsletter in the ExactTarget (http://members.exacttarget.com/.).
If a email/newsletter is published with the same name as that of a email/newsletter already published, then the earlier email/newsletter is not replaced. Instead, a new email/newsletter is created with same name (the IDs of two newsletters are, however, different).
Publishing the email/newsletter to E-mail Service Provider also publishes the email/newsletter to the AEM publish instance.
The Update button on the Publish dialog box lets you update a newsletter already published to an E-mail Service Provider. In case the newsletter has not yet been published and the Update button is clicked, a Newsletter is not published message displays.
To update a published email:
Click Publish. The Publish Newsletter to Email Service Provider window displays. Click Update.
To check if the email/newsletter has been updated on ExactTarget, click View Published Email. This takes you to the published email in ExactTarget.
To check if the email/newsletter has been updated on Silverpop Email Service, visit the Silverpop Engage site.