Send Email


To send email to one or more groups of people, choose the "Send Email" link from the "Publish" section of the site management area. The first time you access the Send Email screen you'll receive a prompt to sign in to your MailChimp account. The MailChimp Setup page will help you create and configure a free MailChimp account. 

Creating/Sending Email

Once Thrive is synced with MailChimp and you have created your Thrive list using the instructions on the MailChimp Setup page, you can then proceed to send an email to a group by selecting "New Email".  You'll then be taken to the template for a new email where you can insert your own custom image by replacing the place holder image, or delete it all together if you wish.  You'll also replace the text below the header image with your own custom message.  Be sure not to replace any of the content enclosed by * symbols.  This is content that will be customized with each recipients name and/or date information of when the email is sent.

Using the "Recipients" tab you'll want to choose what groups you would like to receive the email.  Feel free to choose multiple groups if you wish.  You can also use the controls under the "Schedule" tab to determine at what date and time the email will be sent.  This way you don't have to be sitting at your computer when you want the email to actually be sent out.

If you wish to save the email to come back to work on it at a later date before sending you can click the "Save" button at the top of the page.  Once you're happy with the email and the scheduled time you'll simply click the "Send" button at the top of the page.  Note:  If you do not set a schedule date and time the email will be sent immediately.

Sending a Test Email

Before you send the email you can choose to send a test version wherever you like.  To do so, you'll enter a "Test Email Address" under the Recipients tab and then click the "Test" button at the top of the page.