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heatherwhy
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How can I add an unsubscribe link to the body of an email?

I'm sending out the first email to a new list and I'd like to include a link to unsubscribe in the top half of my email (instead of at the very bottom). Does anyone know how to do that?
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Procrastinator
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How can I add an unsubscribe link to the body of an email?

You can use the "Permission Reminder" which appears at the top of your email. It includes an unsubscribe link. You can look at FAQ 711 for information about putting it elsewhere in you email.
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FairShake
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Re: How can I add an unsubscribe link to the body of an email?

The methods listed in the 711 faq all have to do with Constant Contact's unique tags.  Are there any links that I can add within a table?  I understand why the tag is generic like that, so that it can be sent to individual email addresses and when they click the link CC already knows who is trying to unsubscribe.

 

Unfortunatally I would like the unsubscribe link within the table of my email.  Is that possible?

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Re: How can I add an unsubscribe link to the body of an email?

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Hi,

 

At this time you cannot currently add an unsubscribe link to your email. I'm going to pass on your feedback to see if it's something we can update in the future.

 

Thanks,

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SusanP599
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Re: How can I add an unsubscribe link to the body of an email?

Has there been any progress on adding that capability? I'd really like to be able to link to a generic unsubscribe form.

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Re: How can I add an unsubscribe link to the body of an email?

Hello Susan -

 

We have 2 ways that this can be accomplished. 

 

If you're using your own XHTML coding:

 

Constant Contact allows you to add an "unsubscribe" link through the Advanced Editor.  The link will only work in a standard XHTML custom template. 

Note: The code for the unsubscribe link will not work in the Email Wizard templates

  1. Go to the email.
  2. Click "Edit email".
  3. Click the "Advanced Editor" link in the lower left side of the screen.
  4. Insert this code into the Advanced Editor following general HTML coding standards:

    For a text link: <SignupLink type="optout">Unsubscribe</SignupLink>

    For a clickable image link: <SignupLink class="SignupStyle" type="edit"><img src="http://www.test.com/image.jpg"/></SignupLink>
    replacing "http://www.test.com/image.jpg" with the URL of your image.

  5. Click Preview to view the link.
  6. Click Save.

Or you can add an additional 'Update Profile' link to the body of your email:

 

You can give the customer the ability to update thier profile by adding an Update Profile link into the body of your email.

To insert an Update Profile link into your email:

  1. Go to Contacts > .
  2. Click Create a link.
  3. Scroll down to "Need a quick link to your signup form?" and click Select.
  4. Press Ctrl-C (Mac users Ctrl-click > Copy) to copy the highlighted link.
  5. Go to the block of the email where you want to inser the link.
  6. Click on the Edit icon .
  7. Type in the text that you want to serve as your link.
    Example: Update Your Profile
  8. Highlight the text.
  9. Go to the Insert menu on the left and click the Insert Link icon, .
  10. Select "Web Address" as the Link Type.
  11. In the second text box, paste the  link you copied earlier.

    Note: The http:// is automatically populated when the window appears.
  12. At the end of the address, insert the following:
    &ea=$subscriber.email$
  13. Click Insert.
  14. Click Save.

When a user clicks on the link within the email, they will go to the Mailing List Signup form or Update Profile Signup form, depending on whether they are a new or existing contact. They will enter their email address and then go to the Registration form that you can customize.



I hope those help!

 

Marissa Rogers
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SteveS8893
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Re: How can I add an unsubscribe link to the body of an email?

Can you please update option 2 with the current UI? The XHTML editor throws error messages for nonexistant errors (myself, our designer, and an engineer couldn't find any errors) so using option 1 is not an option.

 

Thank you.

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Re: How can I add an unsubscribe link to the body of an email?

Steve, 

 

I'm going to have a specialist take a look at what you're working on and see if they can assist you. You'll hear from them tomorrow.

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SteveS8893
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Re: How can I add an unsubscribe link to the body of an email?

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Thanks.

 

The SafeUnsubscribe image is still there, though the Constant Contact logo has been removed. Can you please remove this image from the footer as well?

 

https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/SafeUnsubscribe_Footer_Logo_New.png

 

Also can you make sure they reply by tomorrow morning Pacific Time? The email absolutely must be ready by then.

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Jeff_G
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Re: How can I add an unsubscribe link to the body of an email?

Hi Steve. The second logo has also been removed from your email footer. In regard to the unsubscribe link, one of my colleagues has been working on this, and it looks like he has a working version of your email on the account. If he hasn't contacted you about it yet, you should be able to see the copy of your email he was working on.

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