How can I send a newsletter by copying and pasting to my Email Service Provider?
There are many reasons why you may want or need to move a newsletter issue from your ePublishing admin tools and send it directly through your Email Service Provider's tools. Perhaps you don't have an API connection to the ESP you want to use or you are having problems sending out through the normal API integration. These steps will guide you through grabbing the newsletter issue HTML from the ePublishing admin tools and pasting it into your ESP's tools to manually send out the email.
Step 1: Go to the newsletter issue
For this example, I am using Mailchimp but the steps are almost identical in all other ESPs.
To start, go to the newsletter manager in your site's admin tools. Choose the issue you are ready to send out.
Select Edit > Content
Step 2: Grab the HTML
Step 3: Go to your Email Service Provider Admin Tools.
Step 4: Test and Send
Test your newsletter issue using the tools provided at your ESP. Be sure to send yourself a test copy to make sure images and layout are still correct. Don't be alarmed if images are not displaying in the email when viewed at your ESP. Some ESPs, such as Mailchimp, don't always display remote images. Please verify that they are displaying when send yourself a test.
If your tests look good, then send our your newsletter issue following the instructions provided by your ESP.