Pulse+IT does not provide any definitive specifications for our eDM service; ultimately it’s your HTML email — we just send it.
However it is suggested that the email artwork doesn’t exceed 600 pixels in width and doesn’t include any unsubscribe links or other ‘why did you get this email’ information as we add this ourselves.
Testing your artwork in MailChimp
Pulse+IT uses MailChimp as our eNewsletter software and it is strongly recommended that you test your HTML file using this system before submitting it to Pulse+IT to avoid artwork resubmission charges. If your eDM artwork needs to be re-submitted due to problems with your HTML file, an administration fee of $100+GST will be charged for each revision.
This is not to say you should use MailChimp to create the HTML file — any HTML editor is fine so long as you are crafting code that is compatible with popular email clients, including Microsoft Outlook, Gmail and Apple Mail, as well as mobile devices.
Submitting to Pulse+IT
When supplying the HTML file to Pulse+IT, you can either include the images within a zipped folder and email this to us, or host these images yourselves and have the HTML file you supply us with link to them on your server.
Please submit the following at file least four days prior to your eDM date to give us enough time to send you a test eDM:
- Email subject line
- The HTML file / zipped archive
- Your mailing list criteria
eDM files should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you design your campaign in MailChimp?
As mentioned above, you don't need to create your HTML file in MailChimp. However if you did, please refer to the following instructions, which explain how to easily share your email template with Pulse+IT.
- Open your Campaign
- Click: Edit Design
- Select: Template > Save this design as a template
- Click: Return To Campaign
- Click: on the Monkey (top left)
- Select: Brand > Templates
- Click: On the dropdown menu (grey arrow) next to the template name
- Select: Share
- Enter: Emails = email@example.com
- Click: Share Template