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Testing Autoresponder And Broadcast Emails

Here’s how you test emails in the system before making them live.

Testing Autoresponder Emails

  1. Create a test DAP Product called “Test Product”
  2. Set up the email drip for this product
  3. Give yourself (or a new test user, but with a real email id that belongs to you) access to this DAP Product on the Users > Manage page (for existing users) or Users > Add page for new users
  4. Run the hourly-cron manually, by going to http://YourSite.com/dap/dap-cron.php . That should send out the day 1 drip for that test user.
  5. Go to Users > Manage page, and back-date the Access Start Date for this test user for the test product, back by one day. So DAP now thinks he bought the product “Yesterday”.
  6. Now run the cron manually again. This time, DAP will send out the day #2 drip for this user.
  7. So every time, move the user’s access start date back by as many days as you want, to trigger that day’s autoresponder email. And each time run the cron manually.

Testing Broadcast Emails

  1. Create a test DAP Product called “Test Product” (or if you have previously created one above, then use the same one)
  2. Add 3-4 test users to this product
  3. On the Emails > Broadcast page, schedule a broadcast email to be sent to “All Users of Product <<Test Product>>”
  4. Run the hourly-cron manually, by going to http://YourSite.com/dap/dap-cron.php . That should send out the broadcast to that test product.
  5. Log in to the email id’s of all the test users that you added to this product, and make sure the email arrived in the inbox.
Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 8 comments
Dan - November 7, 2012

Just wanted to submit a feature request. DAP rocks, but something that would make it even rockier (in a good way), is a WYSIWYG HTML editor for emails (broadcast and auto responder).

Looking forward to the new version. Really curious to see how you can make DAP even better!?!?

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Veena Prashanth - November 8, 2012

Thanks Dan :).

Yes, this is on our to-do list. Hopefully we will have this in the next 6-8 months.

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Eliana Gilad - May 2, 2013

Hi Veena,
I second the motion. The system is great. What would make it superb is the WYSIWYG editor.

How is it coming along? I see it’s beyond the date you said it would be launched, so I assume it must be close?

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Veena Prashanth - May 5, 2013

Hi Eliana,

It’s still on our to-do list. We have not made progress with this feature as we are currently busy with other higher priority features. Hopefully we can get to this sooner than later but no timeline yet.

Thanks,
Veena

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Weight Lifting Complete - May 8, 2013

Any ideas why I would get the following error when trying to test broadcast email and run cron job:

“An error occurred in this application

An error occurred in this application. Please try again. If the error occurs again, please contact the site admin. ”

I created a test product with only my email address. Tried to broadcast and never got email. Looks like job is still there. It’s been 8 hours or so since I tried.

I also had trouble adding users in bulk from my previous Aweber email list. Have about 9,000 people to add. Got all types of errors when I tried. Followed all directions here at this site. Was getting ready to try to add them again but not sure what the issue might be.

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Veena Prashanth - May 8, 2013

>>An error occurred in this application. Please try again. If the error occurs again, please contact the site admin. ” < < This indicates a database error. Are you on dap 4.4.3 / LL 1.8.3.2? Please open a support ticket with us (http://www.digitalaccesspass.com/support) with the details and we will take a look.

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Kendrew - February 6, 2015

I’d also like to see a HTML WYSIWYG editor, particularly for the Broadcast function. We publish paid subscription newsletters that are delivered via email and our customers expect to receive them in HTML format. When do you think we might see this in DAP?

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Veena Prashanth - February 8, 2015

Hi Kendrew,

This feature will be part of the upcoming dap release – in 8-10 weeks.

Thanks,
Veena

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