How to Create an Email Using the Code Editor
Benchmark offers 3 email editors the Drag & Drop, Plain Text and the Code editor. If you have an email in HTML code you can easily add it in the Code editor. To learn where to add your HTML code see steps below. The following steps assume that you have already created your HTML email template, make sure all images used are referenced as a URL. Log in to
Can I use a flash movie in my emails?
We recommend you do not use FLASH / SWF objects in your emails as most email clients will filter out your email. If you do want to use animation, use an animated gif. If you want to use interactive animation, we recommend you use an image as a placeholder, with a link to a Webpage containing your Flash object. See how to include images in your HTML messages.
How do I add a signup form to my Facebook profile?
Have you ever wanted to sign up email subscribers on your Facebook profile? Here's how you do it: Get your signup form link Log into your Benchmark Account. Click on the Signup Forms link from the Contacts Menu. Or, learn how to create a email signup form. Select the signup form you'd like to use and click on Publish (step 4) Select "Pop-up from a button on your Website". You'll
Can I spell check my email in Benchmark Email editor?
To spell check your email Click on Emails tab Click the Edit This Email icon. When you click the Emails link, you will be shown a list of all of the saved emails in your account. To the right of each entry, three icons appear. The first icon is the Edit This Email icon. Click on the Email Builder link from the summary. Click on the Spell Check link at
Can I use CSS (cascading style sheets) in my emails?
You can use CSS in your emails, however many email clients do not implement the most current (or any) CSS standard. Also note that most email clients automatically block external stylesheets. If you must use CSS, use only inline styles. Also, be sure to test your email thoroughly to make sure that your email is displayed properly in a few of the major email clients. This will greatly increase the
What happens if I personalize my email and the field I use to do this is empty?
If the field that you attempted to merge into the body of the email does not have a value, it will not appear in the body of your email. Note: The exception to this is the first name field. If this does not have a value, it will appear as 'subscriber' to your contacts.
Why aren’t my emails displaying properly?
If I send a one test email, will it show up just like it would to my subscribers?
If you send a test email from the 'Editor' preview page, the body of the email will appear as it will to your contacts. However, the formatting may differ in some of your contacts' email clients. Also, test emails include a additional item in the the standard footer indicating it is a Test Email. All special links (subscribe, optin, survey, manage subscription) would run in test mode. Every email that
What about my emails made in the Classic Editor?
Unfortunately emails and templates from the old Classic Editor are incompatible with the new Drag and Drop editor. This is due to many of the functions, features, and code of the new editor, were not available in the old editor. But with the new Drag and Drop editor, all email templates or emails created by you will be mobile friendly, and it's been said that it's easier to use!