Email Building with Gmail

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Creating your
first email template or draft with Bananatag is easy! The following steps will help you create a beautiful email within Gmail in just a few moments:

 

Email Building with Gmail

STEP 1: Select Compose to start a new email

STEP 2: Click on Drafts

STEP 3: A new window will open: Drafts - All - Scheduled

STEP 4: Select the + symbol on the top right-hand side of the window

STEP 5: You can choose to create your draft from the following options:

  • Your Templates - templates that you’ve already created and saved*
  • Template Library - a selection of pre-built Bananatag templates ready for customization
  • From Scratch - start a new draft from the ground up
    • Newsletter - Block-based Email Designer
    • Rich Text - Text-based emails **

STEP 6: Enter a Draft Name

STEP 7: In the Email Designer window, you can drag the Blocks you want to add to your template/draft ***

STEP 8: Input your information (text, images, hyperlinks) and adjust the Style and Content

  • Style - This section allows you to adjust the colors, fonts, buttons and surveys (where applicable), as well as the padding.
  • Content - Each block has its own content features that you can adjust.

STEP 9: You can select Save to save this design as a draft

STEP 10: The Drafts window will reopen where you can select your created draft.

STEP 11: You can Schedule, Send, Edit, or Delete a draft.

STEP 12: Once you select Send, add your Distribution List to the To, CC or BCC fields

STEP 13: Click Send and you’re done!

 

* If this is your first email template/draft, this section will not contain any pre-built templates. Once you save your first template then you are able to re-use it as you wish.
** Use the Rich Text editor to create plain text emails or paste in your own custom HTML
*** To insert a block, use the left sidebar and drag in a block to the canvas or click on it to automatically add it to your canvas.

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