Knowledgebase

Campaign Scheduling

The scheduling process is a wizard that helps you schedule a broadcast/campaign on the selected list(s) and criteria. In this article, we'll read about how different options will affect the sending process.

Menu Navigation: Actions - Schedule

Prerequisites

  1. Cron should be running
  2. A Sending Domain must have been added
  3. A Contact List with at least one contact inside
  4. A Broadcast must have been created
  5. A functional Sending Node

Schedule

Navigate to the Schedule page and you'll see a wizard consisting of four steps.

Step 1: Initial Setup

Fields

Field Name Type Description
Schedule Label Text Friendly name to identify on "view scheduled" and "statistics page"
Campaign Type Dropdown Regular: Schedule it to broadcast or multiple broadcasts (in rotation)
  • Audience: Select the audience type i.e Contact Lists or Segment (radio option)
Split Test: Schedule a split test for the criteria that you have already created
Lists / Segment / Split Test Checkbox / Radio Contact Lists: Select the contact lists you want to send to
Segments: Select from the segments that you want to send to
Split Test: Select from the split tests that you have created so far
 
Multiple Selection for the contact lists is supported.

Step 2: Content

Select a broadcast or multiple broadcasts. If you select multiple broadcasts, it will be sent in rotation.

Step 3: Sending Info

Fields

Field Name Type Description
Sending Nodes Checkbox Select the sending node(s) you want to relay emails from
Multiple selections will put sending nodes in rotation
Sending Sequence Radio Batches: Mumara feeds messages to the sending node in batches and rotates sending node after batch completion
Note: You can set the batch size in Application Settings

Loop: Mumara feeds messages to the sending node one by one and for multi-selected sending nodes, it rotates after every email.
Sending Node Selection Radio Sequential: Mumara picks up the sending node for the next batch in sequence order (by node ID, in case of multiple selections)

Random: Mumara selects the sending node for the next batch randomly (from the selected sending nodes)
Sending Domain Radio As per Sending Node: Mumara will use the sending domain that has been selected in the Sending Node.

Custom Selection: Select from the list of Sending Domains.
Multiple selections will put sending domains in rotation

Step 4: Settings

Fields

Field Name Description
When to send Send Now: This option schedules the broadcast for instant delivery

Send Later: This option lets you select a date and time when to start the campaign
Threads Number of parallel processes to run
Note: In enhances the sending speed
Hourly Speed Set the hourly speed of email sending. It will throttle the feeding process to MTA and spread over 60 minutes
Insert Unsubscribe Link Inserts a unique unsubscribe link in the footer of HTML body of the email
Track Opens Track opening of the HTML emails
Track Clicks Track all links that are being clicked
Note: It replaces the destination URL with the tracking domain being used
Skip Duplicates It checks for duplicate emails before starting the campaign and skips the duplicate contacts found.
Note: However Mumara doesn't allow to store duplicates contacts within the same list but there is a possibility of having duplicate emails in different lists
Sender Information Sender information indicates who the email is coming from e.g sender's name, email address, reply-to, return-path.

From Contact List: It will fetch the sender details from Contact List details
From Sending Node: It will fetch the sender details from Sending Node details
Custom: Insert custom Sender Information
Sender Name Fetch from SMTP: Use Sender Name as specified in Contact List or Sending Node Details
Custom: Insert a custom sender name