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1 Question Survey for Discussion Groups

You can run a simple survey from within any email you send to your list.  Each subscriber is allowed to vote one time and may add comments, if they choose.  The voting itself is anonymous.

Create an email using the special phrase survey-link-here. The phrase is all lowercase letters.
See example below:

Create the survey by using the special phrase - survey-link-here

The special phrase survey-link-here is replaced in each subscriber's email with a unique link (example below):

The special phrase - survey-link-here - will be replaced in each subscriber's email with a unique link.

Web Page View

The web page looks the same, no matter what question is asked.

The web page looks the same, no matter what question is asked

Subscribers can choose Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down.  They can also add comments, if they choose.

Retrieve the Results

Log into your mail-list account at https://database.mail-list.com.

  • Click Get Reports.
  • Click Send Reports Via Email.
  • Check Survey Results.
  • Select email to send report.
  • Click Send Reports.
Get Reports

You will receive an email detailing the results.

Digest Subscribers - Special Settings

By default, your Digest subscribers will receive the survey as an individual message. It will not be included in the regular Digest email.

To change this setting, follow the instructions below.

Log into your mail-list account at https://database.mail-list.com.

  • Click Customize Your List.
  • Click Posting Message to List.
  • Click Digest Subscribers Get the Survey As Separate Email.
  • Select No.
  • Click Save.
    • Yes is chosen by default. By choosing No, surveys will be included in the Digest, like all other emails

By default, only List Owners can send surveys with clickable links. This setting can be changed to allow any of your subscribers to send a survey.

  • In the same Posting Message to List Menu, choose Allow Subscribers to Run Surveys.
  • Click Yes.
  • Click Save.