Automatic web archive of email blasts
Our membership would like the ability to see archived e-blasts sent to "All" members. In our membership model, all members are "equal." I could see this further broken down by Group, e.g., members belonging to Board group could view archive message sent to their group; e-blast sent to "all" members could be view by "all" members, etc. Also, having the ability to show messages sent within a certain time period, e.g., messages sent within the last 6 months (rather than messages archived forever).
Even better, have the ability to search e-blast message text by keywords much like the forums. The search results would need to take into account whether the member searching is authorized to see say Board messages. It might be easier to simply offer search for messages sent to "all" members.
I am guessing another function page devoted to e-blast archive viewing/searching would be necessary.
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We create a new email newsletter each month. We would like to save them but it is getting overwhelming to find a past one. Can Wild Apricot create an archive feature for emails?
I don't even care if it's automatic or not (although that would be ideal). I just want to be able to save an email as a pdf. We archive PDF copies of our print newsletters and now that I've switch to an e-newsletter it's impossible to do that.
Randall Rensch commented
Yet another reason: When someone joins our mailing list (e.g., a lot of signups at a major event), we sometimes send them a recent email or two, or an omnibus email listing future events ... to get them caught up. It's not just about coming events. We also review past events and have other content, so it's more like a newsletter than just an announcement.
It would be easier to do this by simply sending them to the Recent Emails archive.
Randall Rensch commented
Yet more reasons for having a web version of each major email:
Some emails cannot be delivered for technical reasons. Re-sending doesn't work. We can personally send those people an email from a personal account, but forwarding one is potentially problematic (spammy, technically difficult, wrong personalization, etc.). The situation calls for a simple email saying "We were unable to deliver to your address. Yada yada. Meanwhile, you can see the email here: (url)"
Some people have opted out of receiving certain emails. But they might nevertheless want to see them. It would be nice to have a menu of them on a page they could visit or we could refer them to.
By the way, any web version that remains online for long should be editable or annotable. Typos happen and plans change, so we should be able to correct the archived version and be sure it's current.
Scott Rubel commented
This only makes sense. I receive other newsletters with a button at the bottom that makes it so you can view the newsletter as a web page.
National Slate Association commented
or create a link so that an external website can link to the newsletter. I'd like to archive newsletters on our website or link from our website to the WA template
I need a way to take my email newsletters, creating on one of your templates, and be able to save it for later printing and / or emailing without the automatic page breaks. It breaks in all the oddest spaces making it almost useless as an archived copy.
Is there a way to save a copy of my newsletter as a pdf, or similar, an have it be an exact copy? When I do so now, it adds a lot of white space, or it removes colors, etc. I often need them for reference, or to mail out to someone who does not or cannot use email.
We do a monthly email template but can not send it to those that are not on our email list. I would like to be able to make the template newsletter into a pdf so we can attach it to our business email.
All other email blast services have a "share this email" button that opens a link to the email's own URL. This way people can share the email with others who aren't on the email list -- on FB, for example. This would widen the reach of the email and be a benefit for publicity sake.
Enable viewing of emails online- for organisation newsletters it would be good to be able to view these online and share with others, as well as sending them to all members.
I agree that automatically archiving emails to HTMl in a web page is needed. Many HTML emails I get from organizations have a "Having trouble viewing - click here" link at the top. Would be great to have an option to archive the page and add that link to the emails.
I would also like to see this. Almost every modern email system archives the email in HTML format and archives automatically.
It is a commonly requested feature, and is part of our existing email system.
Sharon Graham commented
It would be good to have an archive of emails so that our members could see them. We also had this previously with MailChimp.
an automatic archive of email newsletters sent out would be fantastic! mailchimp stores a copy on the cloud for you, and also has code that automatically makes a list of the previously sent emails. this would be very good functionality to have.
Kid Apricot commented
The members forum page is just a regular page with a Forum gadget so you can link your previous documents outside of the Forum gadget (using Content gadget and link document http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Inserting+documents+and+files and files?from=CgYaAw#Insertingdocumentsandfiles-Linkingtodocuments ).
Can you store these in a Members Forum, so new members can access the previous editions
I'd like to vote for this please!
We had web archiving of mass mail at our old site and it was useful for new/potential members to see what happens within our club
No, this is the proper place. We've had no progress here, sorry.
Heart of America Japan America Society commented
We send out bi-monthly newsletters to our members, and would like this feature for archiving purposes as well (preferably in pdf form). Has there been any progress on this feature? The work-around is ok, but I'd be nice to have a built in feature. This discussion is a bit old, would there be a newer place to follow the progress of this feature?