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Release Notes: May 2017


Changes & Updates:

  • Event sorting options are changing! You can sort by “Start Date Oldest” & “Start Date Newest.” Please note, this is only available when looking at your Event campaigns. 
  • If a contact was added to your account through a website sign up form and it was either suspicious or it is suspected that the email was added without the consent of the contact, we are putting those contacts into a Temporary Hold status. To find out more about the statuses and how to update them, please go here.  
  • Reporting page can now display stats and trends from up to the last 500 per page (this is up from the 50 it used to show). Learn more here
  • Global Fonts!  You can now choose a standard font for your entire campaign through the Design tab in 3GE campaigns
  • The iOS version of our Mobile App got some updates as well:
    • You can now manage your library from your phone, including the ability to upload images from your device.
    • When adding images to campaigns in the app, you can also make them clickable links!

You Asked, We Delivered:

  • With the ability to set a global font style in your 3GE campaign, you can now also edit the styling of your links!  This means that if you do not want your links to be underlined, you can set the default for the campaign. Take a look here for more information

Coming Soon:

  • Ability to set Alt text (or alternative text) for images from the Third Generation Editor (3GE).

Other Resources:

Community Post: Release Notes: April 2017 

KB  Article: Release Notes May 2017 

KB Page: What's New

I've been a Constant Contact user and partner for over 10 years. Recently they made a change to your  platform where you can't put your emails in chronological order and it is very frustrating!
Imagine that you have over 15 events each month and over 40 emails and I can't see them in chronological order. Boy, is it frustrating! The changes recently made by Constant Contact are ridiculous and you don't seem to care about us, the users!
I'm about to ready to switch companies since it seems that the $200+ I spend every month is not important to CC. 
My advice:   Avoid Constant Contact until and if you fix this ridiculous new interface! 

Manny Sarmiento - CEO
Doral Chamber of Commerce, Inc. 

The new sorting is ludicrous! It does not show your events nor emails in order.  It's madness for me and my staff to get a quick view of the status of my emails now!  They do not sort correctly!!!  This is a major issue that is causing great grief to my staff and causing us to waste a lot of manhours trying to determine what emaisl have gone out and/or are scheduled and the status of events!  


I spend over $200 on Constant Contact and I feel frustrated and abandoned by Constant Contact!!!!


Please put the sorting back like it was before!  It worked then!  It does NOT work now!  


Manny Sarmiento - CEO

Doral Chamber of Commerce


Hello @MannyS


Thank you for posting your feedback about this feature. It looks like we were able to get in touch with you to address your concerns about this and our team is looking further into the issue for you. 


If you have any additional questions please let us know. 




I also find the sorting options incredibly frustrating. Who would want to mix events and emails ?

Who would want to see things alphabetically.... i am not sure what you guys were thinking at all. Agree whole-heartedly



Hello @CraftingLife-WithWendy. Thank you for your feedback. Although events and emails are shown together under Campaigns, you are able to separate them by clicking on Campaign Type over on the left side of the page and selecting what type of campaign you wish to view. Here is a screenshot that will show you how to do this:



Thanks. I already knew about this. I just find this new approach very clunky and seems like there are a lot more clicks to get things done. And it's harder to see what you want if you have a lot of events. Especially hard on mobile 


Hi @CraftingLife-WithWendy!


I'm very sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused. We want our changes to positively affect our customers, so I will be happy to take this feedback! If you have any further concerns, please feel free to email them to social_support(at)constantcontact(dot)com, and we can look into them for you! Thanks so much!

-Gwendolyn B