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When I import a database (list & contacts) I get an error

When you import a database to your  EmailBrain account it is necessary to take into account the following requirements so you don't get an error:

 • The file type can be xls, txt or csv.

 • The file name can not contain spaces or unusual characters:

 For Example:

 Wrong-> my database  español.xls

                           List "35." doc

 CORRECT: mibasededatosespanol.xls


 • To import from an Excel file, the name of the worksheet where the data is, it  must meet the same features as above. Usually if it's in Spanish Excel sheet name isHoja1 and if in English the name is Sheet1

 • If you import a CVS file, you must select the correct option: comma, tab or semicolon

 By following these recommendations will be very simple to import and will not generate any error.


Import your contacts directly from their online email accounts

We now offer the feature to import your contacts from your online email account such as Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Lycos and many more.


    To import these contacts remain in your account (advanced modee) and do the following: 1. Mailing lists 2. Add / import 3. Then select "Import from an email account" 4. Select the mailing list where you want to add the emails. 5. Enter your email and password 6. Click to import

The emails should already be in the preview completely imported and you should get a notice confirming the import. That is how easy it is! But aren’t the emails that I am importing opt-in?

As you know, in email marketing, all your contacts should be opt-in, so make sure that the emails you are importing, the owners have authorized  you to send them information.  Even if they are your close friends, relatives or colleagues always make sure that if you want to receive your newsletters they give you permission.

I recommend that you send a small email from your personal email, notifying them that you would like to send them your newsletter, and that if they agree please respond with a simple yes. How easy it is!

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