In our last post, we shared a video that provides an overview of the Members’ Area, for Single List account holders. This time, we look at the Members’ Area for Multiple List account holders - see the video and transcript below.
The previous video gave an overview of the Member’s Area for Single List account holders. In this video, we’ll look at Multiple List accounts.
Once you’re logged in, you can access Multiple List accounts from the accounts menu at the top right of the page. Moving to the left hand side of the page, you can see the main menu. Note that this is broken into two sections: General and Lists.
The address book stores all the members of all your lists. You can also add and approve members, and download your members’ details here.
Individual lists are managed by selecting 'manage lists’. You can create new lists, delete lists, and move or copy members from one list to another. Members of specific lists are managed by selecting 'list members’. You can add members from your address book to individual lists. Members who have completed email confirmation are shown in green, while those who are yet to confirm are shown in red.
In the list settings section, you can manage settings for each individual list. You can add moderators, manage permissions and restrictions, customise list emails, and choose the details that list members see when they view their emails.
The archives enables full management of email archives for each of your lists. You can enable or disable archives and offer protected viewing, which allows only selected users to view archives.
The general settings section is used to manage your multiple list account. You can customise your landing pages, such as sign up pages and email archives.
You can manage subscription settings. For example, you can enable or disable new subscriptions, and select whether new subscriptions require approval. You can customise your confirmation email and write a message that users receive when they confirm their email address. You can add your own domain so that it replaces Simplelists.com. This enables you to brand the entire system as your own.
Aliases can be used to forward emails to different email addresses. You can forward to normal email addresses, as well as to other lists.
The approval section shows emails that area waiting to be approved. When you grant approval, the emails will be sent.
The bounces section shows email addresses that emails have bounced back from, such as email addresses that don’t exist.
That’s the overview of the Multiple List account holders Members’ Area - Simple!
Simplelists offers you a range of options for managing your group email. It’s important to note that we offer free trials for single and multiple list accounts so you may want to use these to carry out a one-off email campaign or have a go at setting up a group list. In this post, we explain the types of accounts in more detail so you can make the right choice to suit your needs.
Single list or multiple list?
Have a think about the number of email lists that you want to manage. If you manage more than one list, you’ll need a multiple list account but if you only have one, opting for a single list account makes the most sense.
If you opt for the single list account, it’s worth being aware that there are some features that only users with multiple list accounts have access to. These features include the ability to use your own domain when sending your emails so that they come from an email address ending in your domain name, rather than 'simplelists.com’. You can also use your own domain name for your landing pages, which allows you to brand the whole email system as your own. Even though you only have one list, these features may appeal to you.
Pay as you go vs. Unlimited
If you are only planning to send one email or have a short-term project that needs some group email management, our 'Pay as you go’ option is probably best for you. However, if you plan to send a large amount of data (e.g. large attachments), subscribing for an unlimited account for the duration of your project is likely to be the more cost-effective option.
If you have longer-term email management needs, or you’ll be sending emails indefinitely, an unlimited subscription will be most appropriate. This type of payment option allows you to send as much data as you want. However, if you think that you will use only a small amount of data over a longer period of time, a 10GB Pay as you go data bundle may be more cost-effective.
Pay as you go: the detail
The Pay as you go price plans allow up to 20,000 list members. What’s important is the amount of data you wish to send. For short-term projects and/or email campaigns of up to a month in duration, the 1GB and 3GB bundles are a good choice. With this option you can send approximately 48,000 plain text emails (1GB bundle) or 144,000 plain text emails (3GB bundle).
For longer projects and/or email campaigns that last up to 12 months, the 10GB bundle is good value. This bundle allows you to send approximately 40,000 plain text emails per month, each month.
If you have a seriously large email list and plan to send lots of data, the 30GB data bundle will be of interest.
You can estimate the data allowance you are likely to need for your list by using our Pay as you go calculator on our products page.
Unlimited price plans keep on rolling. You pay a monthly or annual fee to receive an unlimited data allowance. How much you pay depends on the number of list members you have. There are options for 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000 members. For these price plans, the yearly subscriptions offer the best value.
Read more on our products page.