“Email! Email! Read All About It!” Tutorial

 

  1. Go to VerticalResponse.com.
  2. Create a free account with your Email address and personal password.
  3. Choose the “Email Campaign” option.
  4. From the “Pick a Template” menu, choose “Purpose” and then “Newsletter/General”.
  5. Click “Select” on the template of your choice.
  6. It’s time to get creative by entering text and images, relevant to your entity, into the blocks of your choice. You may change the background color of the newsletter as well.
  7. Once you have a finished product, hit “Save” (bottom right).
  8. Then hit “Next”.
  9. Enter a subject in the “Subject Line Required” field.
  10. Hit “Save”.
  11. Hit “Save & Exit”.
  12. Under the Contacts tab, create an “Email List” by hitting the “+” button.
  13. Enter a name for your list of DS106 recipients (you do not need to “Allow people to sign up for this list”) and hit “Next”.
  14. From the next screen, I chose to add my contacts manually.
  15. Enter a contact’s Email address and then hit “Save & Add Another”.
  16. Repeat Step #15 until you have entered at least 5 DS106 contacts. Also, add your own Email as a contact, so you will have a copy of the newsletter! *This is important because once you send it, it will be deleted from VerticalResponse and you won’t have a copy to submit on flickr and add to your blog post.
  17. After entering the last contact, hit “Save & Exit”.
  18. Choose the “Messages” tab and click on your Email. Scroll down and hit “Next”.
  19. “Select Your Audience” by checking the box next to your “List” and then click “Send Now”.
  20. Upon receiving the newsletter to your own Email address, either take a screenshot of it or print a hard copy and take a photo of it (this is necessary if your newsletter is too large to screenshot, as mine was!), in order to submit it to flickr and add to your blog post.