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How to Integrate with Mandrill (MailChimp) for Sending Emails

Mandrill Integration

For the moment, Mandrill integration is still in beta. Please let us know if you encounter any issues or have any suggestions for improvements. 

To get started:

1. Enter your Mandrill API Key in the appropriate field. Check the box to set this API key as the default one. 

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2. Select your templates for each field. If your templates are not displayed, make sure that the API key is correct and that the templates were uploaded to Mandrill. If you do not want to use a Mandrill template for a specific email, just select “Use BigMarker Template” and the default BigMarker email will be sent.


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3. Check the respective boxes to set templates as default templates for other webinars in your channel.


4. Click Save to finish updating this information. All emails will now be updated accordingly.

5. To test these email templates, enter an email address to send yourself the templates with information from your BigMarker webinar. It is highly recommended you test all of your templates before inviting anyone to your webinar.

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 Merge Fields for Building Your Customized Templates

To show BigMarker webinar information in your templates, merge tags must be included in the Mandrill templates. These tags will be replaced with information about the webinar in the emails. However, different kinds of emails can utilize different merge tags.

In order for the tags to show up correctly within each email and to be clickable, you must use the correct format: *|XXXX|* For example, Conference Title needs to be formatted as *|CONF_TITLE|* within the template you've created. 

 

Here is a list of merge tags, explanations on each, and what kinds of emails they are applicable for:  

             

Merge Tags (in format *|XXXX|*)

Description

Registration Confirmation

Invites

Reminder Email

Invite Reminder

Join Now

*|FNAME|*

Member first name

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

*|CONF_TITLE|*

Title of event

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

*|CONF_TIME|*

Start time of event

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

*|CONF_URL|*

URL of Conference

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

*|CONF_PURL|*

Personalized URL of conference

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

*|P_NAME|*

Presenter name

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

*|P_BIO|*

Presenter bio

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

*|P_IMG|*

Presenter image

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

*|C_NAME|*

Channel name

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

*|C_BIO|*

Channel bio

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

*|C_IMG|*

Channel image

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

*|CONF_PRICE|*

Conference price

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

*|CONF_ABOUT|*

Conference purpose

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

*|CONF_PASS|*

Conference password

Present

 

Present

 

Present

*|CONF_RECPT|*

Conference purchase receipt

Present

 

Present

 

Present

*|SENDER|*

Sender name of invite

 

Present

     

*|MESSAGE|*

Message body of invite

 

Present

     



 

 



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