Having successfully configured the GroupMail and running email tests, we can now proceed to managing the groups. Like the name of the software, GROUP MAIL, it simply means that it sends out e-mails in groups or in bulk. There are 2 recommended methods:
Type 1: GroupMail Format (Default) – Recipients are stored internally
Type 2: External database – Recipient information is retrieved from an external Database System
At the top tabs, click on “Groups” then navigate to the left panel, select “New Group”, and will be prompted to choose the Group Type.
Step 2: (GroupMail Format – Default)
Give the field a name, type and its size.
[Type of text varies from Date, Text, Number, Currency, Boolean, Unicode)
Select the field name that represents the recipients’ email addresses. Usually, the check box below will not be ticked as duplicated email addresses will not be stored. It act as a validation feature for redundant e-mail detection.
Lastly, give the group created a name.
Like we mentioned earlier, GroupMail can also be connected to an external database. Let’s see how is it done:
Choose the preferred group to be modified (Double-Click)
Specify the database connection and define group contents by advanced data selection and qualification (Using SQL Query)
Writing the SQL Query by selecting the preferred columns in the database table.