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Mail merge - final step - better warning

Status: Available in ACT! 2010 SP1
by on ‎06-20-2009 07:37 PM

We use ACT to send "mail merged" emails, among other things.


When I train new users how to do mail merges, I always pause when we reach the last step of the mail merge wizard - step 5 of 5, entitled "Completing the ACT! Mail Merge Wizard."


And I say, with as much drama as I can muster:

"This is the #1 stupid thing in ACT!.   This window does not make it obvious that when you click Finish, you actually send the emails out.  So do NOT click Finish if you are not SURE that everything is good and ready to go.  WHEN YOU CLICK FINISH YOU ACTUALLY SEND THE EMAILS."


And I repeat that twice. 


I do that because we had several (!) folks send out mail merges to LOTS of people unintentionally.  


Please make it more obvious that clicking Finish actually sends the message!  






by Gold Contributor
on ‎06-22-2009 09:53 AM

Agree 110%



on ‎08-03-2009 12:28 PM
Anything this dangerous should require a confirmation.
on ‎02-05-2010 08:41 AM
Status changed to: Available in ACT! 2010 SP1