Testing dynamic content in emails

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Testing dynamic content in emails

We have many emails with dynamic content, and usually I just preview them to ensure their accuracy, but we have a need to send the samples to another team for review. I found a previous thread that mentioned having an additional checkbox in the send sample email that would send all variations of the email, but that isn't an option as far as I can see. What am I missing here? Is this a feature that has been removed?

Testing dynamic emails Cheryl Chavez​ (since you initially answered the question back in 2013)

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Hopefully this is a quick thing that I'm just missing somehow!

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I have looked everywhere and can't seem to find it.

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You should also see options to send it as someone else, or send it with a trigger.

Very curious.

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Robb, this is from the preview screen, not the edit screen, which could account for the option to send to a specific lead being missing. I do see it in other places.

But, there is no way that for every segment I have, I should know an email address off the top of my head of someone who qualifies for that segment. And I would have to manually send every sample individually. That's all sorts of crazy-talk

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This is why I just create separate emails.

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I literally find people with my known criteria to test for this, but mostly because I want to see the tokens fill in properly.

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HI Dory,

You can do this in the preview mode. However, you will still need to send the sample emails one by one. So- if you have 4 segments and what to send a sample of all 4, you will have to do it 4 times.

Good news is that you don't need to know which lead belongs to which segment.

First, change it to view by segment in preview.

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Then, select the segment.

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And last, send sample.

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Hi, we have several segments/dynamic content and took the time to set up a test email list. This has saved us from sending each email individually each time. A trick I learned recently was to add a variable to a gmail account which allows you to test different emails but they will all arrive in your gmail account which makes this process a lot easier.

For example: Email.sample@gmail.com

The test variant you can add would be: Email.sample+1@gmail.com

The +1 can be +2, +3, +4 etc. Our testing now take only a few minutes to send instead of the 30+ mins like it used to.

Good luck!

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All good workarounds, except they aren't really a solution in my opinion --- especially when according to Cheryl Chavez​ this used to be a feature! Off to idea-land to come up with a new suggestion.