Create a simple draft email template in Gmail for your mail merge

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    Joe Ward

    I'm encountering a use case issue that disrupts my efficiency a bit. Basically:

    I may have two different versions of an email with the same subject line.

    When I select the email from YAMM in preparing to do the merge send, I can't be sure if I've selected the right version.

    At present, I might go to Gmail and open them, make a minor adjustment to the one I want (add a space, remove it), so that it gets timestamped as newly changed and go to the top of the YAMM list.

    However, this slows things down.

    There may be no ideal solution here, but some possible options:

    1. Email template preview once you select it in "Start Mail Merge",
    2. Add a tag/label to a selection within "Start Mail Merge" to the specific template to identify it (e.g. #Version1)
    3. Add a VERSION tag to YAMM that we can include in templates. When the email sends, this tag is removed, but it's used in place of the subject line when selecting a template in "Start Mail Merge"

    E.g.

    {{Version:eBook just released, v1}}

    In the "Email Template" selection, instead of the subject line, it would display "eBook just released, v1".

    It would send with the subject, not the version label, of course. And the Version tag would be stripped from the template when sending.

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    Richard Debrabant

    Hi Joe Ward,

    Thank you for the heads-up, we will keep an eye on these suggestions and discuss it with our developers.

    Thanks again.

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    Amber Forbes

    Hi! I used to be able to access your pre-designed email templates, but now when I click the link in Step 1 here: https://support.yet-another-mail-merge.com/hc/en-us/articles/211752825-Create-a-simple-draft-email-template-in-Gmail-for-your-mail-merge

    ...it just takes me to my account page. I'd like to download one of your Happy New Year templates. Can you please help? Thanks!

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    Claud

    Hi Amber Forbes,

    With the most recent rebranding endeavour of YAMM, this feature was removed from the Add-On menu within the app and also from the knowledge base article in the most recent build release.

    To assist you please see below the full list of templates previously available:

    To make use of a template, follow these steps:

    1. Open the template of your choice.
    2. Once opened, select all the content (CTRL/CMD + A) and copy (CTRL/CMD + C).
    3. Then, go to Gmail, click Compose.
    4. Specify a subject.
    5. Click where you usually type your email and paste (CTRL/CMD + V).

    If there is any further assistance that you need, please use the following contact form link to correspond directly with the Support Team.

    Regards,

    Claud

    YAMM Support Team

     
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    Instructor LaShaunda Lamar

    I am trying to use my newly created drafts but YAMM will not delete my old drafts.

    • I deleted them from the Gmail account.
    • Cleared my history from the beginning of time.

    They are still showing and now I am having to change the Subject line and I do not want to do that >> Its making it look like I have an extreme amount of drafts and I really do not.....

    Same situation as to first post on here :( 

     

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    Claud

    Hi Instructor LaShaunda Lamar,

    Thank you for your interest in YAMM.

    Having looked at your inquiry we have created a ticket on our Support Platform and will respond to you at the soonest opportunity.

    Regards,

    Claud - YAMM Support Team.

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    Plate Rec Team

    I have an email that's scheduled to launch in 2 days.  I just updated the contents of the draft email. Will that scheduled email campaign use the most recently updated draft email? 

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    Omiros

    Hi team,

    You can modify the draft before the mail merge starts and YAMM will send the latest version of the draft.

    Please do not delete it though, because then the mail merge won't be sent. You can read more about this here: Schedule batch delivery / send emails later

    Let us know if you have any further questions!

    Regards,

    Omiros - YAMM support team

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