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

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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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Valued Contributor

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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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?

Honored Contributor

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

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,

Jarrad

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Occasional Participant

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.

Honored Contributor

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

UPDATED: March 2018

 

Hello Susan -

 

The only way this can be accomplished is through HTML coding. This is not currently a feature we have in our Third Generation Editor. This is however a feature request we are tracking feedback on.

 

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.


I hope this help!

 

Occasional Participant

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.

Honored Contributor

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.

Occasional Participant

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

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.

CTCT Employee

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.

Jeff Gilson
Community & Social Media Support

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