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New eLoop5 Build Tuesday evening February 4th

On Tuesday evening February 4th we will be putting a new eLoop5 build in to production. Please read the release notes below to review the descriptions of all the new features, updates, and bug fixes.  Please remember to log out of eLoop, clear your browser cache, close and re-open your browser before logging back in.  If you experience any issues, please contact us on chat during regular hours or email support at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Message Testing Updates and Bug Fixes:

Have you ever gone to send a test message and realized that the subscriber you are trying to send to doesn’t exist in your database?  Then you had to leave there go to the Manage section just to enter them. That was pretty annoying right? Now, any place in eLoop that you can send a test message, you can also add a subscriber on the fly. You will notice a simple “Add a Single Subscriber” hyperlink below the text box where you enter in the subscribers email addresses.  This will pop open the “Add a Subscriber” wizard and in no time you can send all the tests you need.

While we are on the subject of test messages, we made a small adjustment to the validation process so that if you are trying to send a test message to multiple subscribers and one or more of the subscribers are not in your database, it will alert you with a red badge at the top letting you know who you need to add and you can then use the new feature mentioned above. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make all the difference!.

In addition, have you ever wanted to test more than one message at a time?  Well, now you can through the “Message Testing” module.  Simply check the box “Select Multiple” next to where you would choose a message from the drop down and BAM it changes to a selection box that allows you to choose multiple messages.  This is only available in the “Message Testing” module, not from within the editor.

RSS to Email Update:

First off, if you have a blog and you aren’t using the RSS to Email function, you gotta jump on the bandwagon.  Not only can it make your life easier by automating the process of sending an email when you update your blog, but it’s also a great way to add more content to your current messages.  If you want to know more about this feature, drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For those of you already using RSS to Email Campaigns, you now have the ability to automatically add the title of the latest RSS story to the subject line of your email.  In the message section of eLoop simply click the orange RSS icon to the right of the Subject Line and choose your RSS feed.

Forms Updates and Bug Fixes:

More and more clients have been utilizing the numerous forms that eLoop has to offer, specifically adding Preference Pages instead of the standard boring opt-out pages. We have made a few improvements and customizations to this great feature.  You now have the option to change the generic “submit” button to a custom image that will match your template.  In addition, we have fixed a small bug that was defaulting the page border to “on”, as well as the ability to un-choose a template from the template section.  While we were at it, our dev team also fixeesd the custom templates to display a thumbnail of the template so that users knew which one was which.  If you haven’t switched to our sleek new preference page from the boring old opt-out page, you MUST check it out! The preference page gives your subscribers more options and also allows you to gather more information and customize the page to match your brand.

Domain Suppression/Exclusion Feature:

This process will allow you to exclude certain domains during the import process.  This can be very useful and can substitute for using suppression files if managed correctly.  Please note that this process DOES NOT exclude domains from your current existing subscribers in your database.  In order to use this function you must upload a text file (.txt file) with a list of the domains that you would like to exclude during the import process.  Each domain must be on it’s own line separated by a hard return



Please note that when using this feature, your import may run slower as it checks against your list of excluded domains.  If using this process more than once, you will have the option of overwriting your list with your newly uploaded list or you can append your current list to create a growing list over time. At any time you can download your current list for your reference or to help you create a new list.  If you have any questions regarding this process or need clarification, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before moving forward.

Duplicate Lists Update:

Only lists with statements can be duplicated. If a user attempts to duplicate a list without statements, an error will appear stating “Only lists with statements can be duplicated”. If a list with statements is chosen, users will see a message stating “Only your statements will be duplicated.  If you have imported subscribers directly into this list in the past, they will NOT be added to the newly duplicated list”. (If you wish to include previously imported subscribers, you may do so using a list statement.)?

Message Module Updates:

This next feature addition has been something that many clients have asked for and will be very happy to see in production.  Previously when you deleted a message or a list from their respective modules, the trees would refresh, making it very easy to lose your place, especially when you have a lot of messages or lists.  Now when you delete a message or a list, the tree structure won’t refresh/collapse anymore.  Currently we are still working on the campaign tree to keep it from refreshing. That should be completed in the next 30 days.

Message Visual Thumbnail Feature on Dashboard:

eLoop users will now see thumbnail versions of their last five messages in the “Last Five” section on the dashboard. As users create new messages and edit existing messages, they will be compiled in the system and will later be available as thumbnails in the message section.

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