Do I Configure Mach5 Mailer to Work With Microsoft Excel?
can work with data imported from Microsoft Excel files. Here is
a step-by-step tutorial on how to set up Mach5 Mailer:
your Excel file. Your Excel file must be in a special format. It's
easiest to give an example:
|A screen shot of Microsoft
The first row
in the spreadsheet must be the column names. After that, you should
list the appropriate data for those column names.
2. Start Mach5
Mailer by clicking Start, Programs, and then Mach5
Mailer E-mail Merge.
3. Select Create
a new e-mail merge and click Ok.
4. Click Browse.
At the bottom of the Browse dialog, click the Files of type
drop-down box and choose Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets (*.xls).
Select the Excel spreadsheet you want to use in Mach5 Mailer
and click Open. Click Next.
5. If you were
using Microsoft Access, Mach5 Mailer would display a list
of all of the "tables" in the database. For Excel files,
Mach5 Mailer regards the "sheets" of the spreadsheet
as tables. Here are two screen shots of Excel and Mach5 Mailer.
|A screen-shot of Microsoft
|A screen shot of the second screen
in the Mach5 Mailer setup wizard.
If you don't
know what sheet to select, you should select "Sheet1$ (Table)".
Most people do all of their work in Sheet 1.
6. Enter in
data about the e-mail merge. You will be able to change this later
7. Compose your
I Use Mach5 Mailer to Send an E-mail Message to 100 People, Will
Person X See All of the 99 Other Recipients?
Mailer sends a separate, customized, e-mail to each person on
your mailing list. Each person who receives a message sent with
Mach5 Mailer will think that he or she received a personal
e-mail from you.
Note: no one
will think that they have received a personal e-mail from you if
you start the e-mail by saying "Dear Customer"! This is
where Mach5 Mailer's advanced customization features come
in. Try including the person's name in the subject or in the beginning
(i.e. "Dear <<Name>>,").
Does The Trial Version of Mach5
Mailer Differ From The Full Version
The trial, or
unregistered, version of Mach5 Mailer is exactly the same
as the full, or registered, version of Mach5 Mailer, except
for these two important differences:
1. The trial
version of Mach5 Mailer will append a message along the lines
of "This message sent with an unregistered version of Mach5
Mailer...". We recommend that you send test e-mail messages
to yourself and a few co-workers, and then register Mach5 Mailer
and send out your full mailing.
2. The trial
version of Mach5 Mailer will stop working after 30 days.
Mach5 MailerWork With AOL?
Mailerdoes not work with AOL. Mach5 Maileruses Internet
standard SMTP servers to deliver your e-mail messages. AOL uses
their own proprietary e-mail protocol. We recommend that you obtain
a SMTP account. Your local Internet provider will provide you with
both Internet access and SMTP service for, most likely, around $20
a month. In addition, services such as Juno also provide you with
a SMTP server, though we have tested Mach5 Mailer