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Save email addresses for test emails

Save email addresses for test emails

I would like to have a list of or save some default emails to send a test to

I want to add someone to the proofing in addition to Marie's email. How can I have that pre populated? Thank You.

Unfortunately at this time there is only one address that can pre-populate into the test send box but this is great feedback for the future. Currently the contact email address on the account will show in the left box.


Hi Mike,

You can type in up to 5 email addresses in the preview and test box to send the email but only one can be prepopulated at this time. 


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Regular Visitor

When I hit preview, the pre-populated recipient of the preview email is always the primary contact email. Seems to me it should be the email address of the current user. We have several user accounts and it's inconvenient to have to always change it and/or frustrating when forget to change and the preview does not show up.

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The president of the organization must also approve any eBlast that goes out but his/her name is not the default and must be added every time.... your making multiple default names/emails would save us a lot of time

Thanks for posting about this!

Occasional Visitor
We have asked many times, and our CC reps have consistently agreed, that the following feature would be very useful and desirable: Allow a user to save a list of test email addresses for preview emails. It is a real pain to type in our test email addresses for each and every test email. PLEASE consider adding this simple but important feature. Thanks!
Regular Organizer

Thank you for sharing! This is great feedback. 

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We have been a CC customer for several years and am just wondering when the templates might be updated to offer some new styles. There really isn't much to choose from and it would be GREAT to have some more choices.

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Under the new version, I don't like that I have to individually type in the different email addresses. A test email for me is sent to 10 people in our organization; buyers, sales team, owners, marketing and inside sales. The old version, I could cut and paste their email addresses and drop them into the test email area and send to everyone in our organization. Why can't I pre-load my test email addresses into a test email directory?

I find myself frequently typing in the same email addresses when sending out test emaisl to colleagues. Just as the contact list autopopulates based on the first few characters, this would save users a lot of time especially if they send out several drafts of test emails to the same email addresses. Added up over many emails, this could save LOTS of time.


Thank you for considering my suggestion.

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Same here. On any given day we're testing the same campaign in several iterations to the same people and it's exhausting to key them in individually. Please add functionality to create preset lists.

Occasional Advisor
I have a suggestion. We do sales person emails and have a batch of 23 with the same content, but different sales people. It would be nice if you could choose all of those emails with the existing checkbox, and then only have to enter a preview email one time for all, then send. As it is now I have to go one by one.
Occasional Advisor

Something like this...



Occasional Contributor

In the editor we use ("old"), my email address autopopulates for test emails. Yay!

In the New editor, it chooses my boss' name, so I have to retype my email address. Not sure why this changed between the old and new editors? Minor, but it adds to the list of things we wish were different in the new editor (which include HTML editing capability and adding tables).


It would be great if there were an option to select from a few different email addresses when sending the test email. I usually do a few tests to check for errors before I share a copy with my boss for her review, so my first test only goes to my email address. Once I've corrected errors, I'll send her a revised preview. It would be great to have the option to select one or multiple email addresses from a list when sending the preview, so I don't have to manually enter an email address depending on the stage of review I'm at. Campaign Monitor has this option, and it's really helpful.


It would also be great to flag that the preview email is a preview, and not the live send, just to avoid confusion.




Occasional Contributor

1. be able to attach either a list or a batch of emails to a test.  I usually have to send out at lest three test to a batch of three different recipients.  

2.  Be able to establish multiple "default" recipients.

3.  Some sort of tracking on tests sent and to which recipients.

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Hi CC,

I tend to send test emails to the same colleagues all the time (to managers for approvals). It'd be great if the software was a bit more intuitive, remembering previous email addresses that have been used. Then I wouldn't have to type out the same addresses each time or go to another tab to copy and paste email addresses into the address box. Could save a lot of time as I use this function so regularly - it's tedious!




Actually, you can use your browser auto-fill to prepopulate with all 5 email addresses. I've been doing it for years! 

Occasional Visitor


Please provide details on how to set browser for auto-fill addresses on test emails in Constant Contact. Typically I use Chrome. I send out drafts to 5 email addresses/various clients and it's a bit of a chore to type them in each time I send a draft.

Thanks, JT

New Member
I send test emails to my clients for their review before launching, currently i have to keep retyping the same names over and over in order to send the test email. It would be great, if I could select from a drop down list or it auto populates as i type. This would prevent typos on my part ... which has occurred and we could not figure out why the test email did not make it to my client.
Occasional Organizer

I would like to be able to see past messages and contacts for test emails. This way I can make sure a test sent, review or copy and paste the message, and resend to the same contacts. Some sort of automation or routine is needed as many of us are required to send test emails before every campaign. 

Senior Member

Before today, the preview/test for custom code popup window had email address suggestions of previous test recipients (including groups of emails) based your typing. Today an overlay panel now keeps client addresses from the last test if you want to send all your email tests to the same names! Now I have to delete previous clients' names when sending the next client's test. What benefit is that? They don't reset. Such a poor idea. I really want the dropdown with email suggestions based your typing back like it had been. What a downgrade.

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Hope this makes sense. It would be good to not have to type in, each time, the list of specific people who have to give us approvals.  

Occasional Visitor

allow user to save multiple emails they use to send preview tests