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Sending out bulk messaging campaigns is easy through the use of sms2email account features such as distribution lists and file (csv or list) import facilities


You can create and send out a bulk messaging campaign in no time at all. There are two types of bulk mailout; 'standard' and 'personalized'. The 'standard' mail out allows you to send a single message to a distribution list of up to 1,000,000 mobile numbers, where as the 'personalized' option allows you to allowing you to specify a list of numbers and corresponding messages.

For small mailouts of a few hundred numbers:

You can cut and paste your mobile numbers into a distribution list - The format of the list is either one mobile number per line with no commas or: mobilenumber1,mobilnumber2,mobilenumber3,mobilenumber4 etc. - Simply login to your account and select the links 'setup', 'manage distribution lists' and 'add file'.

Enter a name for the distribution list, paste the list of numbers into the "mobile number list" box, then press 'validate'. You will be presented with the imported data and asked to confirm it has imported as expected. When you confirm this, the distribution list will be saved to your account.


How to send a larger bulk SMS distribution list:

Prepare your data
Before you create a distribution list on your account you need to prepare a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file of mobile numbers. Most databases and spreadsheets are capable of exporting data in this format (eg in excel, you would click "save as" then select ".csv"). The format of the list is either one mobile number per line with no commas or: mobilenumber1,mobilnumber2,mobilenumber3, mobilenumber4 etc.

Setup a distribution list
Login to your account and select the links 'setup', 'manage distribution lists' and 'add file'. Enter a name for the distribution list, select the CSV file from your local computer using the 'browse' button, then press 'validate'. You will be presented with the imported data and asked to confirm it has imported as expected. When you confirm this, the distribution list will be saved to your account.

Prepare your message
Once a distribution list is saved to your account you can send mail-outs to this list without having to repeat the import process. To prepare a message for a mail out, select the 'distribution list' link from the send menu in your customer account. Select the distribution list you wish to send to from the dropdown menu, enter the message you which to send to each of these numbers and specify the originator id and time for sending.

Send your message
Check your message and sending options carefully and once you are happy these are correct press the send messages button. Your messages will then be queued for sending, either at the time you specified, or immediately if you have not specified a time.


How to send a personalized mail out (ie. different message for each number):

  

Prepare your data
Before you send a personalized mail out, you need to prepare a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file of mobile numbers and corresponding messages. Most databases and spreadsheets are capable of exporting data in this format (eg in excel, you would click "save as" then select ".csv"). The format of the list is either one mobile number per line with no commas or mobilenumber1,mobilenumber2,mobilenumber3,mobilenumber4 etc.

Import your data
Login to your account and select the 'CSV file' link from the send menu. Select the CSV file from your local computer using the 'browse' button, then press the 'Upload' button.

Validate your Data
You will be presented with the imported data, confirm it has imported as expected before you proceed and specify the originator id and time for sending for the messages.

Send your messages
Check your messages and sending options carefully and once you are happy these are correct press the send messages button. Your messages will then be queued for sending, either at the time you specified, or immediately, if you have not specified a time.


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