Setting up your Subscription Form
You can define the parameters of your subscription form page in the [+] ‘Page Set-up’ section. After you have made any changes to your page set-up, make sure you save and preview the form.
Language Displayed on Links
The links on the subscription form are not editable, but you can change the language that they display. To do this, select a language from the drop-down. This will change the
‘Subscribe’, ‘Unsubscribe’ and ‘Forward’ links on the bottom of your form to the language selected.
There is an eyedropper icon which you can use to select a background color for your form. If you know the exact color you want, you can enter the HTML HEX color code into the available field.
If you want a background image on the form, you can select one that you have uploaded to your image library or you can upload one from your PC. If you are using a background image, you will need to set the alignment for the image and select whether or not you want it tiled (repeating as a grid). It will display as a single image if you do not select to have it tiled.
Setting the size of your form
The form will resize automatically to accommodate the text, images and forms you include, but you can also set the size of it yourself if you want specific spacing. The size is set in pixels (screen dots). A typical 14-inch screen has 800 pixels horizontally and 600 vertically.
Setting the font
You can change the font by selecting the type, size style and color. The fonts allowed are standard HTML-readable fonts: Arial, Courier, Tahoma, Times New Roman and Verdana. Use the eyedropper icon to select the color of the font or insert the HTML HEX color code if you know it.
The buttons are the links at the bottom of the page that say ‘Unsubscribe’, ‘Subscribe’,
‘Forward’, etc. You can change their font by selecting the type, size style and color. The fonts allowed are standard HTML-readable fonts: Arial, Courier, Tahoma, Times New Roman and Verdana. Use the eyedropper icon to select the color of the font or insert the HTML HEX color code if you know it.
Enabling password on subscribe form for users with additional data
If there is an Address Book or dataset into which you are populating data via subscriber input on the form (see section on Form Fields below), an ‘Update Profile’ link will appear on the form. If you tick this box, a password field will be added to the form. Subscribers will have to insert a password when updating their details. This is a security measure.
Subscription Form Header
An Editor will open that allows you to change the copy in the header of the form and to replace or remove the default image. To change the header image, click on the image icon in the Editor. This will open a pop-up that will allow you to upload an image from your PC.
Form Fields (collecting additional subscriber information)
If you want to collect additional information from your subscribers at the point of sign-up, this is the section where you select what fields you would like to add.
Select your Address Book or the dataset into which you want this data populated. If you have not configured your Address Book or a dataset, please consult the relevant section of this manual.
After you have selected your Address Book or dataset, you will see the form fields that you can add to your subscription form. Simply tick the box for each of the fields you want displayed.
The data types assigned to the fields will be display and the data will be collected according to how it is configured in the Address Book or dataset. Data types are: text (character length) drop-down lists, radio buttons or tick boxes.
Mailing Lists (to display on subscription form)
If you have multiple mailing lists, you may publish different newsletters, or want to give your subscribers a choice of reading material. You can choose to display more than one mailing list on your form. The subscribers can then choose which mailing lists they want to subscribe to.
Simply expand the ‘Mailing List’ selection and you will see all the mailing lists in your account. Tick the box next to mailing lists you want to display. The list names that you see will be the names displayed on the subscription form.
If you have multiple mailing lists on your subscription form, they will be displayed between the header and footer. The subscription form will display the links 'subscribe', 'update profile' and 'close window'. There will be a tick box next to each mailing list and subscribers will be added to the lists that they have selected. They can change what lists they are subscribed to by clicking on the ‘Update profile’ or ‘Unsubscribe’ button. They also have a choice to ‘Unsubscribe all’.
If no mailing list is selected, the subscriber will be added to ‘My Mailing List’, which is created by default for each account.
Subscription Form Footer (HTML)
An Editor will open that allows you to change the copy in the footer of the form.
GraphicMail accommodates confirmed opt-in processes and double opt-in processes. If you want to enable ‘Confirmed Opt-in’, go to the ‘Auto-responder’ page and set up a
‘Subscription Confirmation’ email. To enable ‘Double opt-in’, open the [+] ‘Double Opt-
in’ section and tick the ‘Enforce’ box.
Double opt-in refers to the subscription process whereby a second action needs to be taken by the subscriber after they have subscribed. If this process is enforced, a new subscriber to your mailing list will be marked as pending until they confirm their subscription. We will send them an email asking them if to click a link to confirm their subscription.
Once you have enforced the double opt-in process, click on ‘Preview opt-in email’ to see the email we will send. The email consists of two columns. You can customize the look and content of the right-hand column using the Editor available in this section. The left-hand column with the ‘Check image’ and the ‘Confirm subscription link’ options cannot be customized.