How to create an automated welcome email

To create an automated welcome email, go to "Automations" and click "Create".

This will take you to a "Setup" screen, where you'll need to choose the name for your Automation and a list it will be connected to. Once done, click "Save & next".

You can change the list connected to your automation only when it's in a draft stage. Once you've started (activated) your automation, you won't be able to change the list connected to it, so make sure that you select the correct list.

Select "Contact added to list" as a trigger and choose whether you want imported contacts to be added to this automation.

Click on the "+" button to choose the next step. Select "Send email" to add that action to your automation.

Click on the "Send email" block to create your welcome email.

You'll see the "Setup" screen for your email. Here, you type your email name (subscribers won't see it, it's for your reference), sending from email address and name, subject line and preview text if you wish to use it. When you're done, click on Otto, our mascot, to choose the template you wish to use in your email.

That will take you to the email editor screen. When you're done designing your email, click "Save & close".

This is all you need to set up an automated welcome email! Click "Start" to enable it so that all new subscribers who join your list receive your welcome message.

To edit an already-enabled automation, you need to pause it first by clicking on the Pause button within the automation editor.

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Automation is a very flexible feature that allows you to connect various triggers, conditions and actions. If you're in doubt whether the automation you created will work as intended, or you're not sure how to create a specific scenario, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're happy to help!

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