Inbox Preview: test email across 30+ email clients

With Inbox Preview, we've packed the top desktop, mobile, and webmail clients right into WordFly, so you can look at your emails without ever leaving your browser. Just send one test, then flip through the previews. We'll even scan your email with SpamAssassin so you can see your potential spam rating. A limited number of free previews is included each month with WordFly. Each email environment you select (e.g., Gmail in Firefox, Outlook 2013, or SpamAssassin) counts as one preview. When you send your tests, you’ll see how many credits you have remaining on your account for that month. You can choose to upgrade to unlimited previews.


Topics covered in this article:

Inbox Preview plans available

How to send a test with Inbox Preview

Reviewing SpamAssassin results

 

 

 

There are two Inbox Preview plans available

 

Inbox Preview: Basic Plan

The Basic Plan comes with every WordFly account. We’ll give you 50 free previews each month with WordFly. When you send your tests, you’ll see how many credits you have remaining on your account for that month. When you've reached your limit for the month, you can't send more tests.

Inbox Preview: Unlimited Plan

The Unlimited Plan is available to every account, you can choose to upgrade to unlimited previews anytime. Go to Account > Inbox Previews and click Upgrade Now to select the unlimited plan. The plan is effective immediately, and you will be billed each month unless you decide to return to the basic plan

 

 

 

How to send a test with Inbox Preview

 

See how your email looks in 30+ email environments like Gmail, Yahoo!, and Outlook. We'll also scan your email for content that might be flagged as spam. Each email client you select (e.g., Outlook 2013, Gmail in Firefox, or Spam Assassin) counts as one preview.

 

1. Go to Emails > Email Campaigns.

 

2. Click on the name of your In Progress Email Campaign to open it.



3. Click on the Testing tab of the Campaign.


4. Scroll down the page to Inbox Preview, select Send a new test


5. Select the tests you wish to view by checking the corresponding boxes



6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Start test

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7. The page will process the tests and within a few minutes you should see your tests come back as a preview

Just click on the name of the test to open it and review the results. Or use the arrow on the right of the screen to move through tests.

*If results do not come back in a few minutes, email us to let us know

 

 

 8. Click on the Testing tab of the Campaign to return to the Testing section.

 

 

 

Reviewing SpamAssassin results

 

You have the option to send a SpamAssassin test in WordFly's Inbox Preview tool.

 

In your Campaign, select the Testing tab, scroll down to the bottom of the Testing screen to 'Inbox Preview' and select Send a new test. On the selection screen, at the bottom, check the box for SpamAssassin and then click the button Start Test.

 

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The test will run and return a score. Scores between 0-3 are the goal and mean your email will have great deliverability. Any score above 6.3 will likely trigger a spam block at the receiving ISP. It is possible to receive negative scores! Any score below 0 is perfectly acceptable.

 

Understanding how SpamAssassin works

SpamAssassin applies some rules and filters to your email message to determine if it is spam or not. It is mainly looking at the body or header fields of the message to make a decision. Not really the word content. Header content includes details about your SPF and DKIM record as well as your IP address. These elements are all part of your WordFly infrastructure that we manage for you.

You might be testing a potentially 'spammy' email. If the score results are not indicating an issue, that is good and indicates that overall your message should be received positively at the receiving email.

Run your own tests as well. ISP's will all filter differently. Paid for email service such as Comcast will always filter more vigorously. Spammy words or shortened URLs will generally lead to a block with Comcast. Gmail is a great adhoc 'litmus' test because there is still some content filtering being used there. But Gmail really looks at subscriber engagement and if your subscribers are engaged it would not be surprising to see emails get through successfully regardless of content.

SpamAssassin is a good general test to start and then run your own tests to seed accounts at various ISP's to see how your email gets through

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