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How to send email from template to many contacts ? act 2011 premium, outlook 2010

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How to send email from template to many contacts ? act 2011 premium, outlook 2010

Hi there, how can i sent mass mail from template? i check 3 contacts and choose template but emails go to outlook to drafts  , end emails do not have subject. i can move them to outbox but as i try to sent all mail ( there is no other option to try to sent , i can check that mails i outbox but there is no options like sent from right mous button ) . i do not belive that i cant sent mails to many contacts without entering each one of them in drafts and fill subject and then sent . 

 

as i try to sent email from temlate to just one contacts all is ok (but act open outlook new email window so i can write down mail subject).

 

THQ  Smiley Happy


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Accepted by topic author roman.jedrzejowski
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: How to send email from template to many contacts ? act 2011 premium, outlook 2010

There are a few points here:

 

1. To email merge a template via Outlook, see this ACT! Knowledge Base article -

http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13883

It includes a box to include the subject

 

2. If appearing in Drafts, see this ACT! Knowledge Base article -

http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/25103

 

3. How many do you need to send? Outlook will usually choke if you try to send a lot - usually between 100 and 250 depending on system resources.

If wanting to send more at a time (also better tracking), you should use one of these:

SwiftPage: http://www.swiftpage.com/partners/partner.asp?Partner=GLComputing.MLazarus

Prodocom: http://www.prodocom.com.au/web/?thirdpartyact

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Accepted by topic author roman.jedrzejowski
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: How to send email from template to many contacts ? act 2011 premium, outlook 2010

There are a few points here:

 

1. To email merge a template via Outlook, see this ACT! Knowledge Base article -

http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13883

It includes a box to include the subject

 

2. If appearing in Drafts, see this ACT! Knowledge Base article -

http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/25103

 

3. How many do you need to send? Outlook will usually choke if you try to send a lot - usually between 100 and 250 depending on system resources.

If wanting to send more at a time (also better tracking), you should use one of these:

SwiftPage: http://www.swiftpage.com/partners/partner.asp?Partner=GLComputing.MLazarus

Prodocom: http://www.prodocom.com.au/web/?thirdpartyact

Tuned Listener
Posts: 45
Country: Poland

Re: How to send email from template to many contacts ? act 2011 premium, outlook 2010

THQ that solve all Smiley Happy i plan to sent about 100 mails once so swiftpage is not needed now, but ill look at it for next clients. Why does outlook choke at larger part of emails ? if system is power server (4x4.5Ghz CPU, 16GB Ram , PCI-Express disk) will there be a problem with that ?
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Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: How to send email from template to many contacts ? act 2011 premium, outlook 2010

It's not the total RAM... it's resource hooks.
Outlook has to MIME encode each email, which uses lots.

It also fills up Outlook's storage and causes issues. Basically, it's not something Outlook was designed for :-(

Other benefits with the 2 services -
1. They report on who got the emails
2. They handle user opt-outs
3. They avoid you getting listed on spam blocks
Tuned Listener
Posts: 45
Country: Poland

Re: How to send email from template to many contacts ? act 2011 premium, outlook 2010

what are prices for their services ? there is no price list on website
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: How to send email from template to many contacts ? act 2011 premium, outlook 2010

There are prices on both ... for SwiftPage, it's on the right (under 60-day trial)

For Prodocom a Tab at the top