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Compose Email

Compose EmailThe next step is to compose the e-mails. Click on the Compose Mail button in the Tasks toolbar.

Select either Invitation or Reminder from the Email Type dropdownlist. If you want to create an HTML e-mail using the WYSIWYG rich-text editor, check the HTML radio button.

WYSIWYG Email ComposerThe page will refresh when you make your selection from the dropdownlist. The screenshot on the right displays the rich text editor with HTML selected. The plain text e-mail form does not include the formatting toolbar.

The Base URL is the fullyqualified external URL used to access your survey application from outside your domain. Although this screenshot shows "mavalon.webhost4lifemysql.com" as the domain, this is not what you will put inside the Base URL.

We are using mavalon.webhost4lifemysql.com for testing purposes only (and you may do the same). However, if you send emails with mavalon.webhost4lifemysql.com as the domain, your invitees will not be able to access the surveys.

The application will automatically append "/pages/survey.aspx" and the querystring with the users' unique ID. You only need to provide the domain and virtual directory (if the domain's root does not point to the virtual directory) of the application.

By default, the Base URL will be auto-populated with the value provided in the Web.config file for the ApplicationURL.

Enter the e-mail address that you want to have appear in the e-mail header as the sender in the From textbox. Like the Base URL, this field will be auto-populated with the value provided in the Web.config file for the DefaultEmail. You can send a Test Email to the address in the From textbox by simply clicking the Test Email button. All fields must be completed before sending a test e-mail. If you want to send a test e-mail to an address other than the sender, simply change the e-mail address to the address to which you want to send the e-mail, click the Test Email button, and change the From e-mail back to the correct sender e-mail address.

Enter the subject that you want to have appear in the e-mail header as the subject in the Email Subject textbox.

Enter the e-mail body text in the rich-text editor (or textarea, if you selected the Plain Text option for Email Type).

The e-mail is not valid until you have entered at least one instance of @@SurveyLink. This tag will be replaced with the actual link to the survey. The @@SurveyLink tag must not have any formatting applied to it.

Click Create/Update Email to save your changes.

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