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add the forward to a friend feature

Would you please help us to add the forward to a friend feature to the Body of our Campaign Email? We can't find the tools. Thank you
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How do I insert variable data into e-mail?

Im trying to pull off something such as city name and insert it into the e-mail but I can't find any information on how to do that.  I have uploaded the contacts but still can't get it to work.  Basicall in the intro there is a preset version with the Dear (first name) line.  I want to be able to do something like this in a different section.  Any ideas?

Valued Contributor

How do I insert variable data into e-mail?

When you are editing your email put the insertion point where you want to place the field. Then use the drop down "Insert Contact Details" to select the field you want.

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Forward to a Friend code

Help... I am looking for a working forward to a friend code to add to my custom HTML page using the Advanced editor. I have tried, as suggested in the Advanced Editor's User's Guide - <Forward>Note - whatever I put here does not matter, nothing worked</Forward>. Originally I tried including in within a <td></td> tags - no go. My last attempt was to insert it into the body tag - still no workie...


Thanks - any help would be gratefully appreciated.


Best regards,



Oh, and the email campaign was sent through my test actually was sent.

Honored Contributor

Re: Forward to a Friend code

Hi Michael,


I just double checked with my specialists and unfortunately there is no way to add an additional forward to a friend link in a custom HTML email. This can be done in our WYSIWYG templates or in our custom XHTML emails.  I apologize for the inconvenience and I will submit your feedback to our developers.


Here is the link on how to add the forward to a friend link to a custom XHTML email if you decide to use that instead.


Thank you!

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Can you forward an Email you received to your contacts?

I often get emails that were sent by other agencies on Constant Contact and i would like to forwarf them to our lists and cant find a way to do so.  Is there a way. I hate to have to spend the time recreating the email to send to my contacts. 

CTCT Employee

Re: Can you forward an Email you received to your contacts?



Thank you for your post.  Great question! 


At this time, we do not have a way for you to forward another company's Constant Contact email to your Constant Contact email list without recreating the email yourself.  


It is possible to manually transfer an email from one account to another, but it would require the login credentials of both companies' accounts.  Unless that company wishes to provide you with their login information, then this most likely would not be possible.  Visit to learn more.


I do apologize that, unless they agree to let you login to their account to use the feature in the link above, you will need to recreate the email.


If you have any additional questions, or if you just need some help, please feel free to respond to this message with the details, or call our Support Team directly at (866) 289-2101. Our hours are Monday-Thursday 7am-11pm ET, Friday 7am-9pm ET,  Saturday & Sunday 10am-8pm ET.


Thank you for your time.





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subscription links/forwarding features insanely awful and broken...

- Incomprehensible in the newsletter editing... - ... and the text we supplied never seems to show up anywhere... - I spent a long while trying to test this from a test message but never got a submit button to respond (almost certainly a bug) - ... and going back to testing from our last monthly newsletter I could get submit to respond and get a "This email has been forwarded" response.. but (a long while later, spam folders re-checked etc.) the forwarded messages never actually arrived I look forward to switching to a more reliable e-mail marketing provider as soon as possible.
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Re: subscription links/forwarding features insanely awful and broken...

Hi @GeoffN60 


I'm sorry to hear that you're having difficulty with our Forward to a Friend feature. If you're sending via a test/preview email, that is jus for testing purposes and the actual forward email does not send to the recipient. 


I'd love to take a look at this for you. Is there an email within your account that we can send to ourselves as a test and then try to forward? 


Thanks in advance and for immediate assistance please reach out to our Support team via phone at 1-866-289-2101.

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