After you have created your email, test send your email. Performing test sends ensures that your email is rendering correctly, and all components of the email have been included.
In Salesforce Marketing Cloud Content Builder, how do I test send an email?
Click Preview and Test. Subscriber Preview and Attributes will open in the left-hand pane. The email preview is in the right-hand pane.
Click on the envelope and test tube icon (test send).
Click the blue folder to select a recipient of the test email. You can enter up to five email addresses for the test send. It is suggested that a testing list be created and sent to your test email as well.
Under From Options, select the tab for Saved Send Classification. Select a send classification from the drop-down menu. If you would like to change the sender profile or delivery profile within the send classification, you may overwrite to a different saved profile.
In the Subject Prefix field enter the text you want to display in front of the Subject text. For test emails it is typically [TEST]:
Check the applicable boxes for the following:
- Multipart MIME
- Track all links in this email
- Suppress this send from reports
- Enable System Generated Links
Review your entries for the test send. If there are no errors and is acceptable, click Send Test.
After clicking Send Test, Test Send Summary opens. This summarizes the number of recipients, the number of messages to send, and maximum messages to send. If these numbers are correct, click Confirm and Send.
If there are no errors in the test send, you will receive a confirmation message that says that the test send was successful.