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Kirkus
07-29-2010, 11:08 AM
We're going to start using a mailing list to email reminders and announcements to those members and visitors who subscribe.

I'm looking for some volunteers to help me test this system before going live with it.

The testing will include subscribing to the mailing list and receiving several test announcements and letting me know in this thread if things worked right or if you had problems.

After the testing is over, your email address will be removed from the system. If you want to continue receiving our emails, you'll have to resubscribe when it goes live.

If you'd like to participate in this test, you can subscribe here:
http://www.talkabouttennis.com/mlists/?p=subscribe

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For those who volunteer, I need to know if the subscription process was easy and understandable.

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Yahoo Mail accounts should work fine with this system.

Hotmail accounts will NOT work.

Jay
07-29-2010, 11:17 AM
Joined. :)

missinandre
07-29-2010, 11:53 AM
Joined :)

patrick
07-29-2010, 12:11 PM
Ready to test :)

elisat
07-29-2010, 01:31 PM
Works great!!

Jtdrum10
07-29-2010, 03:54 PM
Joined.

Kirkus
07-29-2010, 04:00 PM
I'll send out the first test announcement tomorrow (Friday) morning.

Thanks to everyone who's helping me out with this. :)

luvs10s
07-29-2010, 04:56 PM
Testing, testing...123 testing.

Subscribing is really easy. Confirmation email arrived almost immediately. Clicked the link and went straight to Thank You for Joining page. The Welcome email arrived soon after.

Jay
07-29-2010, 05:12 PM
Testing, testing...123 testing.

Subscribing is really easy. Confirmation email arrived almost immediately. Clicked the link and went straight to Thank You for Joining page. The Welcome email arrived soon after.
Same here.

It was insanely fast. Definitely faster than a lot of sites and such that have sent confirmation emails.

:thumbsup:

jadesa
07-29-2010, 05:16 PM
Done. Easy. Fast. And I found the confirmation email funny. :)

oohsalmon
07-29-2010, 09:09 PM
If there was a mailing list that said when R16s were set and when predictions were due, I would die of happiness.

nelslus
07-29-2010, 10:07 PM
Almost as easy (yet perhaps not as understandable) as Kirkus. :gorgeous:

IN other words- it works fine. ;)

Jtdrum10
07-30-2010, 10:05 AM
Everything so far has worked for me.

MeganFernandez
07-30-2010, 11:15 AM
The lines that were supposed to be bold, italic, and red showed up as regular.

Kirkus
07-30-2010, 11:19 AM
I sent a message out with the subject: First test.

It contains 4 lines of type and each line should appear as self described.

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I have a few who've signed up but haven't yet been confirmed.

Has anyone had any trouble?

GVGirl
07-30-2010, 11:22 AM
All good!

Kirkus
07-30-2010, 11:23 AM
The lines that were supposed to be bold, italic, and red showed up as regular.

Thanks Megan.

nelslus
07-30-2010, 12:04 PM
The lines that were supposed to be bold, italic, and red showed up as regular.

Same for me, Kirkus- just checked from my work computer. Everything is just regular.

Jtdrum10
07-30-2010, 12:22 PM
The lines that were supposed to be bold, italic, and red showed up as regular.

Same for me.

Togtdyalttai
07-30-2010, 12:24 PM
Same here with the everything being regular.

patrick
07-30-2010, 12:31 PM
Same here with the everything being regular.

Same here with all lines being regular.

tobiasfunke
07-30-2010, 01:27 PM
All lines are "regular" for me.

Kirkus
07-30-2010, 01:55 PM
Yikes! (This is why we test stuff. LOL.)

Let me see what I did wrong.

MeganFernandez
07-30-2010, 02:21 PM
Close - all good except the red line. It's black.

Kirkus
07-30-2010, 02:23 PM
I sent out a "Second test".

Megan's too fast. She replied before I could post this. LOL. :)

Jtdrum10
07-30-2010, 02:37 PM
All lines are what they should be.

Kirkus
07-30-2010, 02:47 PM
For some reason every new subscriber (all of you guys) were defaulted to "Text emails only" even though I thought I had it set up to default to html. That's why the first test wasn't even close to what it should've been. Everyone was receiving text only which doesn't support all that formatting stuff.

tobiasfunke
07-30-2010, 03:01 PM
Worked perfectly!

munchin
07-30-2010, 03:02 PM
Yeah, this one worked for me.

patrick
07-30-2010, 05:57 PM
2nd test worked nicely.

Kirkus
07-30-2010, 06:10 PM
Excellent!

Megan, can you let me know what operating system and email program you use? I want to recreate the black line that should be red and see if I can fix it.

A PM would be OK if you prefer.

Kirkus
07-30-2010, 06:41 PM
I'm going to send out a second test (and possibly the last) probably later tonight (Friday).

Kirkus
07-30-2010, 08:47 PM
I've sent the third test. It should look something like the attached. It might look a little different depending on your email program but should look basically the same.

Jtdrum10
07-30-2010, 09:08 PM
Mine looks just like that but does not have an attachment.

patrick
07-30-2010, 09:09 PM
I see the same message as posted.

luvs10s
07-30-2010, 09:16 PM
My first test came through fine but I ticked the 'receive email in HTML' box when I registered wink.
Second is the same as the first.
Third looks like the picture.

Kirkus
07-30-2010, 10:02 PM
Mine looks just like that but does not have an attachment.
But you can see the TAT logo at the top and the PHPList logo at the bottom?

Togtdyalttai
07-30-2010, 10:17 PM
My emails look good! Same as what you posted, Kirk.

jadesa
07-30-2010, 11:12 PM
My Second and Third emails were both good.:thumbsup:

nelslus
07-31-2010, 12:07 AM
But you can see the TAT logo at the top and the PHPList logo at the bottom?

2nd and 3rd messages all looked fine for me- with no attachment with the third message.

jkfriedman
07-31-2010, 05:47 AM
just joined

Jtdrum10
07-31-2010, 08:30 AM
But you can see the TAT logo at the top and the PHPList logo at the bottom?

Yep. I can see everything but the attachment.

Kirkus
07-31-2010, 09:18 AM
just joinedjk, did you receive the confirmation email?

Jay
07-31-2010, 11:36 AM
2nd and 3rd messages all looked fine for me- with no attachment with the third message.
Same here.

Kirkus
08-01-2010, 10:48 PM
Thanks everyone! :)

I really appreciate the help. I'll be removing the test list. When the real list is ready to go you'll need to resubscribe if you want to be on it.