NATS For Networks Mailers

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The NATS For Networks Mailers Creative type lets you easily create mass e-mails to send out to affiliates and customers, providing a simple way to let them know of any recent news or updates for your offer.

Mailers sent out by NATS For Networks can contain HTML code for greater customization, and can also contain images and .zip files.

Creating a Mailer

You can create a new mailer in NATS For Networks through the Creatives Admin. To do so, simply go to the Creatives Admin, go to the "Content Types" creative category, and click the "View Creatives" action next to the "Mailers" creative type.

The Content Types Creatives Category

On the next page, you will see a section labeled "New Mailers Creative." The "HTML Source" field in this section is where you can input the body text for your mailer. NATS For Networks mailers support HTML in the body text, so feel free to use as much HTML code as you wish.

Creating a New Mailer in NATS For Networks

Once you have filled in the desired body for your mailer, you can define the other available settings for your banner. These settings include:

  • Name - The name of your new mailer.
  • Type - Choose if you want to send as a normal mailer, or make sure that it follows CAN-SPAM compliance.
  • Thumbnail - Choose a thumbnail image to be included with your mailer (optional).
  • Image Zip - Upload images in a .zip file to be included in your mailer (optional).
  • Enabled on - Choose members of a site (or all sites) that you want this mailer to be sent to.
  • Publish Date - Input what date you want this mailer to be sent out.
  • Default Group - Select a creative group to categorize the mailer under.
  • HTML Source - The html that will be used to display the mailer. {$link} should be used for the href in any links to the landing page.

Once you have defined all of the available fields, click "Add Creative" to add your new Mailer to NATS For Networks.

Your new Mailer will now appear in the "Mailers Creative" table, along with the other available mailers. This table provides you with the creative ID number, name, type, and default group of each mailer.

Sending a Mailer

Before you can begin sending out your newly created mailer through NATS For Networks, you must first add a "SHOW" rule. To do so, click on the "Add a new rule" action icon next to your new mailer. On the next page, simply add a "SHOW" type rule for the affiliate you want to send the mailer to, as well as the site whose members you want the mailers to be sent to. For more information about rules in NATS For Networks, please see our Rules wiki article.

Adding a rule for your mailer

Once you create a "SHOW" rule for your new mailer, it will be automatically sent out by NATS For Networks on the publish date that you chose when creating it.