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Creating a Message

You create the instance of a message and include basic information in the Messages|Basic page. Basic message information is stored using the Messages|Basic page. Actual content and layout on the page is managed elsewhere. For more information, refer to Building the Content of a Message.

To create a message, complete the following:

  1. Open the Correspondence application from the AudienceView Desktop.
  2. Select the Messages tab.
    The Messages|Search page appears.
  3. Click 'Create New'.
    The Messages|Basic page appears with all of the fields in the messages details group box displayed.
  4. Enter the details of the message into the message details group box. Enter the following information:
    • Name: The name that you want to give the message. This is not published to the recipient and is for your use only (e.g. 2010 Subscriber List Special Event Email)
    • Message Owner: The owner of the message. Defaults to the creator of the list (e.g. User001).
    • Type: The type of message that is being created:
      • Email: Correspondence that is being sent to customers' email addresses.
      • Internal: Correspondence that will be sent to customers' Message Centres within My Account Online.
        If you alter an Internal message that you have already sent to customers, the message that they see within the Message Centre will also change.
        If the Internal message is deleted, it will be removed from the Message Centre.
        Only tags that contain (Correspondence) in their names will be displayed in Internal messages.
    • Subject: The subject of the email message that will be viewed by the recipients (e.g. Join Us For a Special Subscriber Event!).
    • From: The email address from which the email will be sent. (e.g.
    • Send To: The Customer BI list that contains the message recipients (e.g. 2010 Subscriber - Customer BI List).
      For more information, refer to Creating Mailing Lists.
    • Correspondence Code: The correspondence code that will be associated to the customer once the message is sent (e.g. 2010SubMail03).
    • Category: The category the message falls under (e.g. Newsletter).
    • Appeal: The appeal associated to the message if relevant (e.g. 2010 Membership Pledge Drive).
    • Description: An internal description for the message describing what the purpose of the message is. This is not published to the recipient and is for your use only (e.g. Mailer to 2010 Subscribers Inviting Them to Special Event).
    • Message Format: The format the message will be sent in. The choices are HTML for full rich-text viewing with graphics, or TEXT for a plain text version without formatting or graphics. If you want to use message data fields for extracting purposes and have configured the system to track message data, enter it in the Data 1 through Data 8 fields as appropriate in the message data group box.
  5. Click 'Create'.
    A window confirms that the application created the message.
  6. Click 'OK'.
  7. Continue to Building the Content of a Message
You can return to the Messages|Basic page to see the dates and times that the message was sent in the 'Times Sent' field.