Welcome to the Handymailer Quick Start Tutorial.
This tutorial is written for users who are
new to Handymailer and want to learn the basic
functions and tools of this application. This
article will quickly get you up and running
with Handymailer. It is a great starting point
for learning how to use Handymailer.
Please note, this guide is far from covering
all aspects of the Handymailer or even most
of them. It will only describe some of the
most basic ways to accomplish a few of the
most common tasks. You can always go to the
Handymailer User's Manual for more detailed
information about all of Handymailer's different
Handymailer is the best-in-class email marketing
software that empowers you to design and send
personalized HTML messages, email marketing
campaigns, announcements, newsletters, e-zines
and promotions quickly and easily. Handymailer
provides organizations and individuals with
a flexible, cost-effective and valuable means
of reaching subscribers, customers and prospects.
It also helps you boost sales, generate leads,
increase website traffic, build trust and
strong customer relationships.
The first step in getting started with Handymailer
is to install and launch Handymailer. During
the installation process, the installation
program will create a shortcut to launch Handymailer
for you. Once installed you can start the
application by going to Start
-> Programs -> Bladesoft
Corporation -> Handymailer
-> Run Handymailer.
And it will display the user name / password
Simply enter your user name and password,
then press the "OK"
button, you will be taken to the Main window
of Handymailer. If you are not a registered
user and just want to try Handymailer to see
how it can help you, you can click on the
to login as a trial user.
Please Note: For your convenience, Handymailer
can remember your password so you won't have
to keep re-typing your username and password
each time you logging into Handymailer. Please
note, if you are sharing the computer you
are using to access Handymailer and check
"Remember my password",
anyone else who uses the computer will also
be able to login with your username and password.
Once logged in, you will be taken to the
main window of Handymailer:
The Main window is the starting point for
everything you wish to do in Handymailer.
It contains some common command buttons, software
version information and your existing mailings,
etc. You can select one mailing to view its
status, or you can click the "New"
button to create a brand new mailing.
If this is the first time you launch Handymailer,
please click Menu Tools ->
Options to configure the
application. Handymailer will open the "Options"
window, please click the "Delivery
Method Tab" to select your favorite
delivery method from the three different delivery
Handymailer supports three different message
delivery modes for sending out messages.
a) Send directly without SMTP servers
Handymailer has a built-in SMTP server which
can deliver emails directly to recipients'
mailboxes, bypassing your ISP's SMTP servers.
If you don't have access to an SMTP server,
or your SMTP server is unable to handle large
volume of emails, you can select this delivery
b) Send via SMTP servers
You can also use one or more of your SMTP
servers to deliver your messages. This delivery
mode supports multiple SMTP servers and can
automatically balance the load between these
c) Send directly with backup SMTP
This delivery mode sends messages directly
at first, if direct sending fails, then use
the backup SMTP servers to send the message
again. With this delivery mode, you can avoid
overloading your SMTP servers as well as improve
the sending success ratio dramatically.
Please note, you need to add at least one
SMTP server before you can select delivery
mode b or c. To add SMTP servers, please click
on the "Add" button,
Handymailer will open the "Add
SMTP Server" dialogue box,
Enter a name for this SMTP server different
The IP address or domain name of this SMTP
server, such as: smtp.yourcompany.com.
Port of the SMTP server, which commonly is
25. Don't modify it if you don't know how
If this smtp server need authentication,
please check the "This SMTP server
requires authentication" box.
user name of this email account, used to log
in the SMTP server. If your email address
is firstname.lastname@example.org, the user name commonly
should be: jack.
Password of this email account.
Relevant Email Addess
Enter the email address which is relevant
to this SMTP account.
Creating New Mailing
To create a new mailing, please click menu:
File -> New Mailing,
Handymailer will open the "New
Please click the "Select Mailing
List" to specify the mailing
list file for your new mailing, your message
will be sent to the recipients in this maling
list. At this time, Handymailer supports plain
text (*.TXT) and CSV (*.CSV) mailing lists
delimited by commas, tabs, semicolons, etc.
Please note, the first line of your mailing
list file should contain header information/field
Once you've selected the mailing list file,
please choose the delimiter character and
which column/field contains the email addresses,
then click the "Next"
button, this will bring up the visual HTML
The Outlook-like visual (WYSIWYG) html message
composer makes it easy for non-technical users
to create eye-catching, professional-looking
HTML messages. You may also import html files
directly into Handymailer (File
-> Open HTML File), including
those built using Dreamweaver, FrontPage,
or other web-design tools or even from the
internet (File -> Import
Once you've finished composing your message,
You may now,
a) Send a Test Email by clicking menu: File
-> Send Test Email. Handymailer
allows you to send a test copy of your message
to yourself to ensure it looks the way you
b) Save the message as a draft by clicking
menu: File -> Save
as a Draft. You may launch or edit
the mailing sometime in the future.
c) Lanuch the mailing immediately by clicking
menu: File -> Send.
This Quick Start guide highlights just a
few of the things you can do with Handymailer.
The purpose of this guide is to get your list
up and running as quickly as possible. If
these instructions are not clear, you can
always go to the Handymailer User's Manual
for more detailed information.