How can I create a Plain Text Message?

There may be times when you wish to create a plain text message to send to your subscribers. A plain text message is just text and has no formatting. So things such as inserting images, hyperlinks, and adjusting font style cannot be done.

An advantage of creating a message in this fashion is that what you type is exactly what subscribers will see and that there is no room for formatting issues with HTML.

If you still want to use HTML, but want to create a plain style message you can always load our plain template in our drag and drop email builder.

Step by Step Instructions

  1. First hover over the Messages tab in your account and choose Drafts.

    Hover over Messages tab and click on Drafts option

  2. On the Drafts page, you will see a button labeled "Create a Message." Click this button and select "Plain Text Message."

    Plain Text Message selected from Create a Message drop down menu

  3. Once the editor opens, you will first want to type in the subject line for your message.

    subject line section in Plain Text editor

    If you would like to personalize your subject line with the subscribers name or any other information just click the "Personalize" button.

    Personalize button highlighted for subject line

  4. Below the subject line, you will see an area where you can type the contents of whatever it is you wish to include in your message.

    text typed into the body of the message

    If you would like to personalize your message with a subscribers name or any other information just click into the part of the message you want to insert the personalization and click the "Personalize" button.

    Personalize button highlighted for message

  5. Once you are finished you can click the "Save & Exit" button.

    Autosaves button, blue Save button, green Save & Exit button

  6. Now that your message is saved, click the "Send Options" button to send a test of the message, send/schedule the message as a broadcast, or add the message to your follow up series.

    saved Draft with Send Options drop down menu to the right

 

What if I have issues designing my messages?

Custom Design Template information

AWeber offers hundreds of templates you’re welcome to use! If you would ever find yourself wanting to modify an existing template or would like a custom template built for you to reflect your branding, our Template Team would be happy to modify existing templates or design a custom template for you!

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