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Questions tagged [civimail]

Questions specifically about CiviCRM's mass mailings system CiviMail. For question about general mail related issues in CiviCRM use the tag *email*.

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How do I send to Multiple Email Addresses for a contact in CiviMail?

Is there a way to configure CiviCRM so that it will send emails to all email addresses on a contact record? If not, then how do you best utilize multiple email addresses on a contact (individual, ...
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Is there a way to enable or install the full version of CKEditor in CiviCRM 4.6.x?

So is there a way to enable or install the full version of the free and open source CKEditor in CiviCRM 4.6.x ? Looks like the CKEditor Standard editor (see http://ckeditor.com/demo#standard ) is ...
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Which contacts in a mailing group are NOT recipients of a mass mailing?

I have a mailing group with 1396 contacts in it, 8 of whom don't have email addresses and 21 of whom have opted out of bulk email. Therefore there should be 1367 contacts emailed. However, when I ...
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How do contact hashes work, and how do I keep them secure?

Currently we don't use contact hashes but we'd really like to. My understanding is that contact hashes are exposed as a token that can be used in CiviMail where they are appended to links. They're ...
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Why can't I send bulk SMS (even though I can send individually)?

I'm working for Engineers Without Borders Galicia and we are migrating our volunteer managing system to CiviCRM. I'm experiencing something quite like this bug: https://issues.civicrm.org/jira/browse/...
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How should I add sign up forms into 3rd party sites?

Our install is on Joomla, but Civi newsletter signup forms are needed also on other sites. They use everything from manual HTML (etc.) to other CMS platforms. How can I add group sign up forms to them?...
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Free Mandrill usage going away. What alternatives work well?

Mandrill users are being notified that the service is being integrated into Mailchimp, and you must have a paid account by the end of April. What alternatives are out there that work well with ...
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How to disable “From email address” for unauthorized users?

If we define "From email address" then any user can use any of these addresses to send an email through the CiviCRM. Is there any way to disable the selection of these addresses for specific roles?
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How do I modify the new 4.6 CiviMail form?

I am the author of a CiviCRM extension that needs to disable, depending on configuration, the URL tracking and open tracking checkboxes of the mailing form. In version 4.4 this was accomplished using ...
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CiviMail mailer settings example

I'm not sure if it just me, but I am not 100% clear on what each of the CiviMail mailer settings do when combined together? Mailer Batch Limit: The total number of emails that will go out on each ...
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Can I put custom field tokens into a message template?

I want to add custom fields to mail templates without writing tokens. Is this possible? If so, where can I find the entity relationship diagram for civi? Thanks,
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'Unknown path' error when trying to access New Mailing with version 4.6.2

It tries to go to "http://mycivicrmsite/civicrm/a" but it giving an "Unknown path" error. It doesn't seem to redirect to "http://mycivicrmsite/civicrm/a#/mailing/new" which seems to work. We don't ...
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How to change mailing form and set the default value for url_tracking to false?

Is it possible to alter the mailing form? I want to set the default value for url_tracking to false. Usually I would write a hook_civicrm_buildForm and set a custom default value but this hook is not ...
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Why do 'track click through' links not redirect to correct address?

When I add links to external websites (such as www.wikipedia.org) to mailings and check 'track click through' the links go to a page on my website that says 'page doesn't exist'. The url is something ...
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Mailing issue. Could not identify any recipients. Perhaps the group is empty?

I am experiencing a weird issue on my CiviCRM 4.7.3 on Joomla 3.5.0 (also happening on some 4.7.8 on Drupal 7) When I try to send or schedule a mailing and I hit "Send test" I receive an error saying ...
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How do I override the default CKEditor configuration?

The question Where/how can I override the default CKEditor configuration files in CiviCRM? Original issue / follow-up question We have a custom email template that uses <html>, <head>, &...
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How can I provide mailing receipients an “Unsubscribe All” option?

When recipients click "Unsubscribe" in my mailings, it takes them to a page where they can unsubscribe from every group the mailing was sent to. Is there a way to let them opt-out of one and not the ...
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CiviCRM not sending mails

We've updated CiviCRM to 4.6.3. Since then, CiviMail has stopped working. When we log in, the following warning pops up: "Warning: Outbound email is disabled in system settings. Proper settings ...
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What is the difference between Tracked Opens and Confirmed Opens

Does anyone know why there would be a difference/what the difference is between the "tracked opens" that you see on an individual mailing report and the "confirmed opens" you see when you run a ...
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Mass Deleting Scheduled and Sent Mailings, Drafts, etc

DB has grown so huge and it started to cause problems with sending mass mailings. I want to delete old mass mailings, the sent ones and the drafts, etc. Is there away to do it in one click instead of ...
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On multi-site CiviCRM, are mailings supposed to be separated per-domain?

According to the CiviCRM wiki here, under "Functional Separation in Multisite", mailings are listed as separated by domain. However, when my users access the "Scheduled and Sent Mailings", they see ...
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Can CiviMail send multiple mailing jobs concurrently?

The CiviMail documentation and settings pages indicate that it is possible to have multiple mailer delivery jobs executing simultaneously. See Settings - CiviMail (/civicrm/admin/mail?reset=1) : ...
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CiviMail: What is the expected behaviour when unsubscribing from a mailing sent to a parent group?

I'm sure I remember reading somewhere ages ago that when unsubscribing from a mailing sent to a parent group, the contact would be removed from all of the child groups that they belong to that are ...
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How Do I Fix Mail Send Stopping at 500 Sends?

When using Civi Mail, we have a recurring issue wherein the system stops sending emails at 500 sends. The job shows as incomplete. It is not a php timeout, as the hosting company (https://www.rochen....
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CiviMail - Prevent images from being blocked by Outlook

How do I embed images in the email body using CKEditor such that they are loaded automatically in email clients such as Outlook and they and not blocked, with the user having to righ-click to download....
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How do I run a list of “on-hold” email addresses?

I want to run a current list of emails that are "on Hold" in our system. How do I do this?
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CiviMail and Smart Groups: when does CiviCRM identify the actual list of email recipients?

If I set up a mailing to a smart group, and schedule it to go out one month from today, will CiviMail send to the contacts in the smart group as they are defined at the point when I create the mailing,...
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What does Group Type = Mailing List do?

When you create a group in CiviCRM there are two tick boxes for Group Type: Access Control and Mailing List. I presumed that the latter controlled whether that group was available in CiviMail, however ...
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CiviMail: Mystery Unsubscribes

I just did our first email blast and it went pretty well. I'm using the token {action.optOutUrl} in the footer, plus the domain address, but that's it. The Opt Outs appear to have worked fine and they'...
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WYSIWYG Editor Messing with URL's

I'm trying to send out a mailing via CiviMail, and we have a link to the RSVP URL of our CiviCRM event. However, whenever we've sent out the test emails, it seems that the URL is getting messed up by ...
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Mailing list member received unexpected opt-out message

Using CiviCRM 4.3.4 (update necessary, I know) one of our mailing list members has received an opt-out message, that he was unsubscribed from all mailing lists. In fact this is not true. He is still ...
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No emails sent automatically when someone joins a group

The documentation says: After people subscribe to mailing list groups—via the subscribe link or a profile—CiviCRM will automatically send them an email asking them to confirm their subscription....
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Track URL containing tokens in CiviMail

Is it possible for CiviMail to track embedded URLs? For eg, I've a URL which contains contact id and checksum tokens in it. I need to check how many users have clicked the URL from the email. URL to ...
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Batch update: triggered confirmation email

After an event at the weekend, I batch updated all 'pending due to pay later' participants to 'attended'. It appears that this triggered the re-sending of the confirmation email to all those people. ...
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Can I auto update Civi data w/ data from my listserv?

has anyone integrated an email listserv with CiviCRM? It would be nice to have a Civi group of 'advisors' and also a listserv, and when there are changes to subscriptions on the listserv, it is ...
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CiviMail recipient count stuck on Estimating

I'm unable to send and/or produce test emails for large mailings. This seems to be a result of CiviMail not completing the recipient estimation process. Attempting a test email while it's stuck on "...
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Mailings - Disabled Next/Test Buttons

New mailings with all required fields and the default responsive template do not enable the Next or Test mailing buttons. As a workaround I can reuse an old mailing and update the fields. The last ...
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Does CiviMail SMTP work with Amazon AWS SES?

Would like to use AWS SES as the SMTP service for CiviMail. The AWS SMTP is set up and authorized but not working with CiviMail. Has anyone done this successfully? Are there any special ...
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How can I track donations made as a result of a particular email?

I know that I can see who clicked through on the "donate" link on an email - but I don't see a way to check if the donation was made as part of that interaction. Is there a way to determine this?
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CiviMail click through inflation

I investigated our web logs because one of our organizations reported what seemed like strangely inflated click through numbers, including a lot of click throughs reported the very minute the message ...
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how to resend a mailing to corrected bounce addresses?

so i did a mailing, a handful of bounces on a vip group, so we took the time to find why the email addresses were invalid and fixed them. How can we resent this email to the corrected emails? I did ...
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How to disable or fix the wysiwyg editor on civimail

Oh joy of wysiwyg editors, that are going to alter the html you have so carefully typed to be compatible with all the mail clients in their glorious diversities... For some mailings at least, I'd ...
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Is there a previewer for workflow message templates?

After some amount of playing, I've finally started to get the hang of editing message workflow templates (Administer CiviCRM, Communications, Message Templates, System Workflow Messages) to include ...
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CiviCRM 4.6.3 says no extensions available

I cannot update my Mandrill Transactional Emails extension (v 1.5) to version 2.0, because CiviCRM won't list any extensions. How can I install the update? Extension documentation says that if I ...
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Can I use a catchall address if my mail host doesn't support VERP?

Our hosting provider does not seem to be able to support VERP on Exim. Is it possible to use a catchall address instead of relying on VERP for bounce processing and forwarding replies
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CiviMail is only sending to half the recipients

We had a mailing go out to 231 recipients, and it completed within the same minute it started. Looking at the report today, it shows that only 131 were successfully sent, the others all show as "...
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A way to continue a mailing that was cancelled?

Currently when a mailing is scheduled if we see a change that is needed, we have to cancel the mailing, then reuse it, fix the mistake, and send it again. Then we have to delete the original if we ...
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CiviMail scheduling problem due to timezone issues

i have a mailing that looks like it has been caught out due to timezone issues. The person who set it up was in NZ, but moved to Europe but didn't change their timezone. Looks like the Mailing got the ...
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Does archiving mailings do anything in particular?

CiviMail has an option to archive mailings (when browsing mailings). Does changing the status to archived have any concrete impact on mailings, such as cleaning up information in the database? If not,...
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Mobile responsive email template

Has anyone created a mobile responsive email newsletter template to work with Civimail? If so, can you please share the link to an example of the email newsletter which uses the template? If you have ...