HOW-TO USE PHPLIST TO SEND NEWSLETTERS AND MANAGE LIST AND USERS:

NOTE: Changed to a "Hosted" service - June 2010. If you need to you can check on it here: https://www.phplist.com/accountoverview (Same user/pass as for the newsletter).

PHPLIST is the manager of USERS, LISTS, and MESSAGES. It sends MESSAGES and attachments as EMAILS.

HOW-TO EDIT YOUR EMAIL MESSAGE, UPLOAD OPTIONAL ATTACHMENTS AND SEND IT...

-----------( LOG IN TO "PHPLIST"** )-----------------------------------
Click on (or go directly to): http://redseanews.hosted.phplist.com/lists/admin/

USER: ****
PASS: ****

Set up your email message to send

Click "Send A Message" on right menu

NOTICE: There are TABS across the center.

Click the TAB: CONTENT

- Add text for the current issue. This will appear in the Email that viewers receive, in the center section. The TOP of the newsletter will be the content of the TEMPLATE.

! ! Click "SAVE CHANGES" at the bottom.

Click the TAB: FORMAT

- Check for: Send as HTML is checked
- Check for: Use Template: Red-Sea-Photo

! ! Click "SAVE CHANGES" at the bottom.

Click the TAB: ATTACH

- Click BROWSE and find the attachment(s) you wish to add and click on it. It should show in the "New Attachment Window"
- Click ADD(andSave)

After a short delay you should see it in "Current Attachments"

! ! Click "SAVE CHANGES" at the bottom.

Click the TAB: MISC
- Enter email addresses in both boxes (To receive START and FINISHED messages)

! ! Click "SAVE CHANGES" at the bottom.

OPTIONAL

NOTICE: The "SEND TEST MESSAGE" Button. Suggest you click it, send to a known email address, and make sure it is OK...
NOTE: This will send TWO emails, one with the graphics and one text only.

--------(Now, SEND THE EMAIL WITH THE ATTACHED NEWSLETTER )---------

Click the TAB: LISTS

Check "Red Sea Photo - Newsletter"

Click SEND MESSAGE TO THE SELECTED MAILINGLISTS

You will get a page "PHPLIST-SEND A MESSAGE" It should say:
Message Saved
Message queued to send.

NOW: You're done. You can close the window if you wish. After several minutes the system will start sending emails. Look for the "Sending started" email at the address you set up in "MISC" (above).. This email will also give you a web link to where you can check progress.

Insha'Allah

Email Terry King, Webmaster ©2010 Terry King