How to Sync Your HTML Email to Your Text Version Email
Every email client such as Yahoo, AOL, GMAIL, etc. have settings that determine whether or not the contact views emails in HTML format or in a plain text format. Some of your contacts will have their email clients set to only display emails in plain text. For this reason, every email sent from our system contains a text version. As a default, your HTML version is displayed for those contacts
General questions January 25, 2021
Why should I use the Benchmark Email Community?
The Benchmark Email Community showcases your email campaigns for public viewing to everyone on the Benchmark Email Community. The community can help you increase the exposure of your content as it is available to an audience other than your selected contact list. You can choose the emails to be published in the Community from the sending process or from the Email Reports listing. Some of the advantages of listing
General questions March 4, 2020
Signup Form Unique URL
While you can’t place a signup form in an email, you can certainly add the signup form’s unique URL to your email campaign. Both the Embedded Form and the Classic Signup form provide you with a web link that is not limited to only your site, take that URL and share it in multiple channels to see your subscriber list grow. To get your signup forms URL, please follow the
Signup Forms January 14, 2020
Merge Tags Available in Benchmark Email
You can personalize or customize your Benchmark Email campaigns through the use of merge tags. The following categories of tags are available to show you how you can personalize your email campaigns. Before getting started, please be aware that modifying the codes given below could break. HTML can be easy to use; however, the HTML code must be exact for it to render correctly. For example, when using quotation marks
Templates & Editor November 9, 2020
Top 12 Features From the Classic Editor & How to Do Them With Our Drag and Drop Editor
First things first, the Classic Editor does not create responsive emails. Period. Our Drag and Drop Editor does. Aside from being responsive, you can accomplish the same things you were able to in the Classic Editor. Following are the top 12 things done in the Classic Editor and how to do them in the Drag and Drop Editor. 1. Adding Blocks Adding blocks in the Drag and Drop Editor is
Common HTML Email Coding Mistakes
An html email communication might look good on your computer but fail completely on the contact's because it depends on graphics, fonts, and CSS files which only reside on your system. When you are creating your email in outside HTML editors like Microsoft Publisher, Dreamweaver, or FrontPage, remember that you are designing for email and not a website. If you design the email as if it were a web page,
Templates & Editor November 25, 2020
My links in HTML email aren’t working
Please ensure you have used "absolute links" pointing to your server. Instead of coding your link like this: <a href="myfolder/index.htm">Click here for more info</a> You should make sure your links are coded like this: <a href="http://www.mysite.com/myfolder/index.htm">Click here for more info</a> View some of our html email templates
Drag & Drop Editor November 26, 2020
Does Benchmark Email track opens on smartphones?
Yes! A small, invisible graphic is embedded in the bottom of your HTML email. This tracker, sometimes called an "open tracker" or "web beacon," is unique to each campaign that you send out. Anytime someone opens your email, the open-tracker image is downloaded from our server. We monitor when the image has been downloaded and this is how your "opens" are tracked. Regardless if the email is opened in an
Reports March 26, 2019
How do I create a border for an image using Code View?
Once an image has been inserted into an email block, you can add a border around it by manipulating the Code View options for that block. Note: This requires working knowledge of HTML and mishandling could result in unwanted and permanent changes to your newsletter. To create a border for an image: Click on the Edit icon for the block containing the image. On the left panel, click the button.
Drag & Drop Editor September 6, 2019
Using CSS in HTML emails
Normally CSS code is placed either in a separate CSS file or in a style tag in the head of the email. This will NOT work in emails. Most email clients (like YahooMail!, Gmail, Hotmail, etc), will remove the head and body tags by default. These clients wont reference external CSS files, because it might interfere with their own CSS coding. We recommend placing your CSS code in-line with your