User ManualAnnouncement List User Guide Closed MembershipHow do new members subscribe to my list/newsletter, with my approval?

How do new members subscribe to my list/newsletter, with my approval?

Subscribing with the Confirmed Opt-In Process & Approving Subscribers

The following diagram represents an overview of the process:

New Member Sign Up

New subscribers might find you in various ways, including advertising, email campaigns, your website, word of mouth, referrals, etc.

You can choose to have all new members email you directly. Then, you add them to your list manually. For step-by-step instructions, please see this post.

Alternatively, new members can send their subscription request through your web page, if that option is available. Please refer to this link for more information about setting up your web page.

Confirmed Opt-In steps

After you add a subscriber or they sign up via your website, the Confirmed Opt-In process will begin. They receive an email asking them to reply or to click a link to confirm their subscription:

Approval Needed or Automatic

When the subscriber hits Reply and sends us a return email OR clicks on the link, their email address will be added to your list. They will receive the Welcome Message.

You can control whether subscribers are added automatically or only after you have approved their request.

To require approval of all new subscriptions, make sure the Approve Each Subscriber option is turned on in your account. Please refer to these instructions to use that option.

Example of Acknowledgement Message when approval is required.

If the Approve Each Subscriber option is turned on, then the subscriber will be sent this Acknowledgement Message.

If the "Approve Each Subscriber" option is on, then the subscriber will be sent an Acknowledgement Message, which may look like this:

You will be sent a request to approve the subscription:

You will also be sent an email to approve the subscription, which will look like this:

The body of the email will be blank. Reply to this message to add the subscriber's email address to your list.

If you do not reply to the Simon-Sez email, the subscriber will not be added and will not receive a Welcome Message.

Example of Welcome Message

The subscriber will get your Welcome Message after their email address is subscribed. Here is an example:

You can customize the Welcome Message by accessing your account to make changes.

Click here for detailed instructions.