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IContact is an email-marketing service. Using iContact's services, business owners can send mass emails to lists of clients and potential clients. With this program, you can manage your business' growing email needs using both text and multimedia files. IContact's interface makes it easy for users to update custom marketing content, including items designated for email attachment, like photos, videos, audio files and newsletters. If you want to attach a newsletter to a mass iContact email, it takes only a few seconds.
Open your iContact software and select “Compose New Message” or locate an existing message in your "Drafts" folder.
Click on the paperclip icon near the top of the screen. A new window pops open, letting you browse your computer for the newsletter file.
Click through your computer's files until you locate the newsletter. IContact supports .doc and .pdf newsletters.
Click on the newsletter to select it, then click the “Upload File” button. The file will attach to the email automatically.
Type any desired text in the body of the email. Even if your main goal is sending the newsletter, you shouldn't leave the email body blank. A blank email is more likely to get thrown into a recipient's spam folder.
Click the “add” button to add the new email to your queue of mass emails, or click “update” to save changes to your existing draft.
If your newsletter is not in .doc or .pdf format, open it up in your word processor to see if you can change the formatting for use with iContact. Click "File" and "Save As," then click on the drop-down list in the "File Type" section to see if .doc or .pdf is an option.
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- If your newsletter is not in .doc or .pdf format, open it up in your word processor to see if you can change the formatting for use with iContact. Click "File" and "Save As," then click on the drop-down list in the "File Type" section to see if .doc or .pdf is an option.
Richard Kalinowski began writing professionally in 2006. He also works as a website programmer and graphic designer for several clients. Kalinowski holds a Master of Fine Arts from Goddard College and a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.