Adding Subscribers

If you already have a list of subscribers in a file on your computer, you can upload that file into the system and add the subscribers to your new mailing list. To start, you will need to export your subscriber list from your other mailing program. You should export your subscriber list into a CSV (comma separated value) file. A CSV file will contain a list of your subscribers details in a line-by-line format, such as:

user1@site.com,MALE,Y,20030101
user2@site.com,FEMALE,N,20031014
user3@site.com,MALE,N,20020706

Move your mouse over the "Subscribers" tab and click the "Import Subscribers" option, as shown below:


To import subscribers from a file, click the "Import Subscribers" option under the "Subscribers" tab.

This will start the "Import Subscribers" wizard. Choose the mailing list you want to import subscribers to and click the "Next >>" button.

The example import file above includes three records, and each record is separated with a new line. Each record contains four fields, and each field is separated with a comma. The CSV file will typically have a .CSV or .TXT file extension. Start by clicking on the "Browse..." button in the form to select your CSV file from your hard drive:


To import subscribers from a file, click the "Browse..." button to choose the file.

If your import file contains a line of headers like this:

EMAIL,SEX,EMPLOYED,DATE
user1@site.com,MALE,Y,20030101
user2@site.com,FEMALE,N,20031014
user3@site.com,MALE,N,20020706
...

... make sure you tick the "Yes, this file contains headers" checkbox. Click the "Next >>" button to proceed to the next step.

You will now be asked to map the fields from the imported file to the fields in the system. Simply click the dropdown box next to each field that was found in the file and match it up to the field in the system. Here's an example for an import file that included "Sex" and "Age" custom fields:


Click the dropdown next to each imported field to map it to the appropriate field in the system.

Click the "Next >>" button when you are done. Finally, click the "Start Import" button. Your subscribers will be imported one by one and the popup window that appears will show you how many subscribers have been imported and how many remain. You will see a final report when all subscribers have been imported:


The final screen will tell you how many subscribers were imported. It will also tell you if your subscriber file contained bad data.
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