A welcome message is an optional email that you can choose to send to new subscribers upon sign up (if your list is a single opt-in or once they have confirmed their email address (if your list is a double or confirmed opt-in).
To set up and edit your welcome email, access your contact list and click on Settings > Welcome Emails on the right hand menu.
Under Welcome Email you will see the option to preview and edit both HTML and text versions of the email, send a test, and active/deactivate it. Feel free to customize it any way you want!
Note: Welcome emails cannot be edited within a trial account.
The email is either sent immediately, if your list is a single opt-in or once they have confirmed their email address if your list is a double opt-in.
The email that is pre-set up in your account looks like this:
A few good things to have in your welcome email
- Your logo
- Confirmed: A short message confirming that they’ve been added to the list.
- Be true to your word: If you promised something as a bonus for signing up to the newsletter, this is the best place to provide it – a link to an ebook, a coupon code they can redeem or details about a special event you host should be in the welcome email.
- Be Human: Give them a contact they can get in touch with – even if it’s only by email.