Test Sending Drafts and Image Watermarking

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Why would I want to do this?

Replace the Send Test Email process through the Bananatag email designer, to:

i) - Allow the send to stay internal (rather than from @bananatag.com). This removes the risk of formatting errors coming from an external sender.

ii) - Allows sending the test to multiple recipients ("Send Test Email" through the designer only supports individual sending).

iii) - Have the same workflow for test sends and real sends!

Note: You can still Test Send from app.bananatag.com - it will be sent from an external source (info@bananatag.com) though so it may not be formatted exactly as outlined in this process below.

note.png IMPORTANT NOTE

By sending an un-tracked draft, the email draft will remain in the Bananatag sidebar for all extensions. Only when the draft is selected for tracking will it be removed from the sidebar as this would count as a 'tracked send'.

warning.png CAUTION

Remember to not forward or otherwise distribute your untracked draft to your larger audience as you won't be able to collect metrics unless the email is sent with tracked enabled.

 

How do I send an untracked draft?

Instructions for each version of Bananatag are included below:

 

Gmail Extension:

 After inserting your draft into the Bananatag compose window via the sidebar, flip the Track Email switch from it's enabled to disabled position.

 

 

 

Outlook 2.0 add-in for Windows:

 After inserting your draft into the Bananatag compose window via the sidebar, flip the Track Email switch from it's enabled to disabled position.

 

 

Office365 add-in:

 After inserting your draft into the Bananatag compose window via the sidebar, flip the Track Email switch from it's enabled to disabled position.

 

Why are images watermarked when I send a test email?

When using the 'Sent Test Email' button through the Bananatag Email Designer, we overlay a watermark on your image in an effort to prevent the forwarding of that message for it's actual distribution.

 

Various email clients, like Outlook in particular, use rendering engines that will insert a number of 'mail client specific' tags in the HTML of your email template or draft. In HTML rich designs such as those created through our email designer or elsewhere, this can cause formatting to be broken up when an email is sent through Outlook's native compose window - forwarded/replied. The watermarks prevent users from doing this accidentally.

 

If the version of mail client you're using does not support the latest version of our plugins which include the Bananatag Broadcast window, you can still distribute your designs for review or distribution by clicking on the Download button when editing your draft or template. Then, select to either export it as a PDF or HTML file.