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mailer Configuration

The first time you visit www.domain.co.za/lists/admin/ you will be told that the database has not been initialised. Click on the link Initialise Database to proceed.

Insert your information into the available fields and click Continue.

Once the database automatically configures itself you will be taken to the results page with the option to subscribe to the phpList newsletter. We do suggest you sign up to this as phpList is the core program which Blink Mailer is based on - this is different from the newsletters that we have automaticlly signed you up to receive from us. Once signed up you will be asked to continue with phpList Setup.

On the configuration page you will have various steps to complete in order to finalise the configuration. The goal is to change the red thumbs to green thumbs so simply click the Go there link next to the red thumb.

Verify settings: simply enter your name as admin and the password that you chose previously.

To return back to the configuration page either click the Continue Configuration button or go to Config > Configuration in the menu.

Configure Attributes: These are attributes other than the email address that you may want to use in your email. For example if you want to be able to address the subsrciber by their name you would include NAME as an attribute. When you import the subscribers information you will need to name the column with the information the same as the attribute you are giving it now.

To return back to the configuration page either click the Continue Configuration button or go to Config > Configuration in the menu.

Create a subscribe page: This will allow you to make a basic subscription page using the phpList template. We will go over how to edit this to suit your website later but for now just make a temporary subsription page. You may need somebody that knows HTML (your website designer) to fine tune this for you.

Add some subscribers: Here you can add some subscribers using the 3 different options. More detail about adding subscribers can be found here.

Once complete you can continue to start sending your campaign. At this point we suggest you have a quick look at the various chapters in the Classic User Manual to familiarise yourself with where to find information. It would also be a good idea to check out our tips for dealing with bounces and embeding the subsription page into your website.