Move the "Test Email" text from the bottom of preview emails to the top.

We send previews of our emails  on a regular basis, to have multiple sets of eyes on a communication piece before it goes out to our members. When we do that, there is a "THIS IS A TEST EMAIL ONLY...' blurb of text that currently appears on the bottom of the email. It would be much more convenient for that message to be on the TOP of the email, so everyone can see right away at a glance if they are seeing a preview or a final email. It has been missed at the bottom many times in our office alone, and creates confusion.

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Member

When sending a preview, it would be great to put "DRAFT" at the beginning of the subject line so that it is clear that it is a draft, and so that sorting by subject will bring up all drafts together. Sometimes we have been confused thinking that a draft was actually the email being sent out and not taking action correctly.

The text in red that is inserted at the top of the email does not draw attention enough to signal that it is a draft. And most of the time, I do not put any text in that area, so it looks even more like the actual email. I have to scroll down all the way to the bottom to see the disclaimer.

Employee

Hello @FredericC4. That is a great idea and I've opened it for voting. Thank you for the feedback!

Employee
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Frequent Visitor

We send test emails out all the time before we sent the real one but sometimes the test email gets forwarded because the "Test Only Notification" is at the very bottom and people don't usually tend to scroll to the very bottom. I myself have missed it and end up forwarding the wrong email, because of this I do tend to scroll all the way to the bottom but it would be such a huge improvement to have it at the very top where you can't miss it at all, especially for people who are not familiar with Constant Contact or don't use it as frequently.

Administrator
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Great feedback, thanks for sharing @SandraT415 ! We do try to keep the test notification at the bottom of the email so that it doesn't interfere with the preheader text (should you choose to add a preheader). That way you are also test and see how the preheader will look in your email client. However, that doesn't mean we can't do something to make it more obvious that this is not the final version of the email.

 

I don't know if this will help you, but if you choose to add an optional note when you send a test that will appear at the top of the email. Since that text doesn't have any color it could be easily overlooked as well.