Autoresponders, holiday templates and drag & drop editor enhancements

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Our product development teams have been busy as ever as we head into the holiday season: we recently released a major fix to our autoresponder system, a whole collection of (free!) seasonal template designs and a ton of exciting improvements to our drag & drop editor.

Reliable autoresponders for new subscribers

We found some instances where an autoresponder triggered by a new signup would attempt to fire just before the new subscriber actually popped up in the account — causing the autoresponder to fail since it didn't yet have access to the recipient's details. This has been fixed, so autoresponders are delivering consistently again. 

Template Gallery update: Free winter & holiday designs

Our Template Gallery now features gorgeous seasonal templates that are easy to save to your account and absolutely free to use — and they're a beautiful, no-hassle way for your brand to share your season's greetings or holiday promotions. Don’t forget to enter your mailing in our fall/winter template contest!

'View' sent mailings without creating new copies

If opened from the Campaigns page under the "Sent" tab, previously sent mailings are automatically cloned — but if you only want to take a *look* at a sent mailing, you can now click the "view" button to preview the mailing without creating a new copy. Thanks to Emma users for this idea. 

Different confirmation for *scheduled* mailings

When users schedule mailings for a later send time, they're now seeing a clearer confirmation message ("Your mailing has been scheduled") instead of seeing the same confirmation shown to users who send their mailings immediately ("Your mailing will soon be on its way").  Good one, Hour Detroit!

Spellcheck changes

We've expanded our spellcheck feature so it won't try to "correct" common proper nouns like the months of the year, days of the week, major cities, states, countries and the most popular first and last names according to census data. We've also included common contractions like "can't" and "we'll."

Bug fixes

  • The apostrophe character in the normal editing view was changing to its HTML equivalent in plain text view. This bug has been fixed, so apostrophes are now appearing as normal apostrophes in both HTML and plain text views.

  • A very specific, very unusual bug was cropping up for users who copied content from an outside source, then highlighted all the text in a text box with command+A, then immediately replaced all the highlighted text with their copied content by hitting command+V. That exact sequence of steps was removing the <p> tags from the text box content, which inhibited users' ability to then format the pasted text. This bug is resolved.

  • On the Response page, the calculations for click trends over time were slightly off from the calculations for a single mailing's click activity. We have fixed this issue, so the calculations now match (and are accurate in both places).

  • Some users were encountering a thumbnail issue when sharing campaigns to Facebook, but this has been corrected.

For the full release notes, head over to the Emma blog.

If you have an idea, concern or question about our recent product releases, start a new topic and let's chat!

Oh, and one last thing that’s less of a product release and more of a stress release: We recently finished our pod redecoration project at Emma, where we were all tasked with rehabbing our drab meeting rooms into I-want-to-go-to-there pods inspired by Nashville landmarks. Check out the process and finished rooms below!

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