New Registration Options and Soon to be Released Features

As some of you may have already noticed, we recently made changes to your registration form options on our iHOUSE ELITE Pro accounts. Your clients now have the ability to opt-in or out of your email list, right up front.


Note that this will only affect any drip emails that get sent to clients on your behalf. HouseTrack listing notification emails (from saved searches) are NOT affected.


This is one of the necessary steps we’re making to bring our email campaign sending software up to industry standards. If we don’t do this, more and more of the email we send on your behalf will be blocked or marked as SPAM.




Sending email is a tricky business, which is why we’re currently working on a MailChimp integration. MailChimp (like ConstantContact and a few others) have perfected the art of the email campaign. Even better, they allow you to create a FREE account with generous sending limits. And they have a robust API so that other software like ours can integrate with it. As some of you may have already noticed, we have made changes to our registration options on our iHOUSE ELITE Pro accounts. Your clients now have the ability to opt into and out of drip emails . This is a necessary step to ensure deliverability of your drip emails to your clients in the future. Please be aware that this does not have any effect on listing or saved search emails, only drip emails. Customers will also have the ability to set when they can receive their own HouseTrack emails.


These changes were not only added to increase the deliverability of your emails to your clients, but also necessary to develop new tools we will be releasing in the coming months. We will be creating an integration with MailChimp to improve the way we create and deliver newsletters, listing flyers and an entirely new email drip system.


So to recap, Customers now have the option to opt in and out of drip emails but all saved searches and listing emails will be sent to clients. The reason why we are adding this option is to improve the overall deliverability of your emails to your clients. In addition to deliverability, we will be rolling out a new tool with MailChimp integration with new drip email tools, Listing Flyers and Newsletters.


Source: Robert Warner

http://www.ihouseweb.com/blog/2015/01/new-registration-options-and-soon-to-be-released-features/


Do we still have the option to opt out for our clients?  In the past, if we knew them and did not want to subject them to the drip email we could opt out for them.  I do not see that option anymore.  Thanks!

 

Yes. There are a couple of ways to do this.

(Note that once you opt them out, you will not be able to opt them back in. They will have to do this themselves by logging into your website and managing their email settings.)


1. Use a bulk action to opt-out multiple clients at once

  1. Go to your Admin Menu, then to the LeadTracker: Client Database page.
  2. Check the checkboxes for the clients that you want to opt-out. 
  3. Click the "Drip Opt Out" button in the lower right hand corner of the screen.


  4. The screen will reload showing a confirmation message that your changes have been saved.


2. Edit a client to opt them out individually.

  1. Go to your Admin Menu, then to the LeadTracker: Client Database page.
  2. Find the client you want to edit, then click on their name to see the details for that client.
  3. Click on the "Edit" link in the upper right hand area of the page.
  4. Check the checkbox that says "Opt this client out of marketing emails" and click Save.


  5. The box will flash green indicating that your changes are saved.
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