How do I re-subscribe an unsubscribed address to my list?

WordFly keeps a record of your subscriber and their "activity" in response to your campaigns. If they opt-out from an email, a response is sent back to your account and updates the subscriber's record with an unsubscribe. If this subscriber's address is included in future list imports, WordFly will see the address and register that there is an opt-out on their account. The address will not be imported and will be flagged as an import issue.

 

Sometimes a subscriber will request to be added back onto your mailing list. If you have their explicit permission, you can go back into WordFly and override the unsubscribe on their account by following these steps.

 


Re-subscribing subscribers

 

There are a couple ways to re-subscribe subscribers to your list. Try both ways out and decide which way works best.

 

You can use Subscribers > Subscriber Search to look up any address in WordFly. Once you open the subscriber's profile you will see the sending status at the top of the profile page. You can clear the unsubscribe event right there.

 

The other option is to import the subscriber into a new list and override the unsubscribe event on the list summary page. This option is great if you have multiple subscribers to add back.

 


Topics covered in this article:

Clear the unsubscribe on the subscriber's profile

Use an unsubscribe override list

Learn more about unsubscribes in WordFly

 

 

 

Clear the unsubscribe on the subscriber's profile

 

The fastest way to override one unsubscribe on a a single subscriber's record is to look up the subscriber's profile in WordFly and clear the flagged event.

 

1. Go to Subscribers > Search.

2. Search for the subscriber's address.

3. When the results appear, hover over the right side of the page and click Select.

4. On the subscriber's profile - at the top of the page - click the subscriber's email address.


On the subscriber's profile, you should see an exclamation icon next to the subscriber's address. This indicates there is a flagged event preventing the subscriber from receiving emails. Clicking on this email address allows you to clear the event.

 

5. After clicking on the email address, select 'Clear' to remove the subscriber's unsubscribe flagged event.

 
Now the subscriber can be added to new list imports!

 

 

 

Using an Unsubscribe Override list

 

The fastest way to override multiple unsubscribes on a regular basis is to create a new list called 'Unsubscribe Override' and then continue to add subscribers to this list that want to re-subscribe to your email list. You will import addresses to this list whenever someone reports they want to be added back and override the unsubscribe through this list. Once this is done, any new list imports with this subscriber will not suppress the address!

 

1. Go to Subscribers > Lists



 

2. Select Create a new list

 

3. Select Add manually

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4. Give you list a name ('Unsubscribe Override') and select Continue

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5. Add the subscriber's email address and select Start Importing

 

Add multiple addresses if overriding more at one time, separate addresses with commas.

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  6. This subscriber will show up under the section Subscriber import issues. Open that section.

 

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7. Click the checkbox by the subscribers address and use the Actions dropdown to select 'override for this subscriber'.

 

*You can “Override for this list only” or “Override for this subscriber.” Either option will get this subscriber back on your mailing list and the subscriber will show up under Overrides.

 

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Use this list every time you would like to override an unsubscribe!

 

-Open the list and click the Other things you can do dropdown.

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-Select Add more subscribers

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-Follow steps 6 & 7 above to override the unsubscribe for new subscribers added.

 

 

 

Learn more about unsubscribes in WordFly

 

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