One of the most important contents in Deployteq is the e-mail. Before e-mails are associated with campaigns or sent to thousands if not millions of people, they first need to be formatted. Most of the time, this is done by using a drag-and-drop templateThis means that you can click on items to create an e-mail without actually having to do anything with HTML.

Some campaigns or promotions may need to look completely different from your corporate style and separate e-mails can be made for this purpose, based on HTML. This can be done in our legacy e-mails, known as block e-mails, or by creating a separate template for this purpose, where the header and footer are included in the template and the separate HTML codes are contained in blocks without settings. The advantage of the latter method is that if you create several e-mails with this ‘template’ and a link in the footer needs to be modified, it will be changed in all e-mails based on this template. This saves on a lot of cut and paste work.

If someone is working on an e-mail at the same time that you want to modify it, you will receive a notification message. This will prevent you from overwriting any changes that your colleague has made.

E-mail types

As mentioned before, there are several ways to create an e-mail. Here is a brief summary of the options.

Template-based e-mail

The most common method is to create an e-mail based on a template. To do so, we have the drag and drop template and the outdated method of using block templates. If you are just starting out with Deployteq, it is recommended to use the drag and drop template. The block templates are from an earlier version of Deployteq. These have been retained but are no longer being developed.

Drag and drop template

The name says it all: you can drag objects to your template and format the entire e-mail in this way. The template is created in your corporate style and its technology has already been tested in the e-mail clients. All that is needed now is content. The template consists of several zones. You can have zones, for example, for your header, content, and other areas. Objects can be dragged and dropped in every zone. Objects form the building blocks in your e-mail. Drag and drop objects and click on them to see their properties. Here you can add text, images, and URLs to ensure your e-mail is filled with content.

Your template is built entirely in HTML and is often included in your portal from the beginning. If you would like a new template or do not have a template yet, please let us know by calling +31 (0)30 - 698 8080 and we will be happy to provide assistance. Further along in this manual, you will find instructions on how to build a template yourself. 

Templates with blocks

For templates with blocks, the contents of the blocks (boxes with variable content) can be entered in the e-mail. Nothing outside the blocks can be edited. These templates often require a basic knowledge of HTML.

Blank e-mail

A blank e-mail or block e-mail is generally used if you just want a completely different style for a particular promotional campaign for instance. This allows you to copy your entire e-mail HTML into Deployteq and send it like that. It is also possible to create the e-mail using an editor. Often, however, this does not use the correct e-mail HTML that is properly displayed in all clients. Even if you were to just insert HTML code into the editor, it is advisable to only modify the code in HTML so that it is correctly displayed in the various clients.