The Maestro Interface
Defining a Job
4.2 Source Reaction
to Previous Job
4.3 Source Details
4.4 Recipients Details
Sender and Delivery Options
Reporting and Statistics
24 Hour Clock
International Character Sets
Comma Separated Files
AOL Rich Text
Section 4 Defining Recipients of an
The next step in creating an e-mail job is to define or
select the recipients of the message. Recipients can be selected from
a past job or a new recipient definition can be created. LISTSERV®
Maestro also gives the user the option of eliminating duplicate
recipients based on e-mail address or other unique column
Generating a new recipient definition is a multi-step process.
The recipients definition wizard is composed of the following steps that
will guide the user through the process:
- Options Deciding where the recipient data will
- Source - Selecting the source information and/or
uploading a source file from which the recipient data will be generated.
- Source Details Interpreting the recipient data
file into labeled columns such as name and e-mail address.
- Recipient Details Adding or editing header information
(labels for columns).
- Summary Displaying the interpretation of the
recipient data in a table for review.
Depending on the selection of options for each step, subsequent steps
and options will become available.
The first screen that opens in the define recipients process
is the "Options" screen. There are six options that can be selected
to define the source for a recipient list:
- New Recipient Definition Creates an original
recipient list for the job from data generated from one of the following
- "Upload a Recipients Text File" A text file
uploaded into the system defines Recipients.
- "Select Recipients From a Database" Recipients
are defined by a LISTSERV Maestro defined database that is connected
to by a plugin installed and configured by the LISTSERV Maestro system
- "Send to an Existing LISTSERV List" - Recipients
are defined by a LISTSERV list. The list is owned by the e-mail address
registered for the LISTSERV Maestro account. The LISTSERV site administrator
or the LISTSERV Maestro system administrator must configure this set-up.
- "Let LISTSERV Select Recipients From a Database"
- Recipients are defined by a database that has been configured so
that LISTSERV has direct access to it.
- Use Recipient Definition from Job Recipients are copied from
a previous job, including all the recipient details such as LISTSERV
list options and so on. Select the previous job using a pull-down menu
listing the jobs available.
- Determine Recipients Based on Reaction
to the Job Recipients are selected based upon a
defined action they performed in a previous job. Select
the previous job from the pull-down menu. This option
can only draw recipients from jobs with personal tracking,
and where the recipients were defined using "Upload
a Recipients Text File" or "Select Recipients
From a Database."
Select either "New Recipient Definition:" and click the option
button next to where the recipient list will be generated, "Use Recipient
Definition from Job:" and choose a job from the pull down menu, or
"Determine Recipients Based on Reaction to the Job:" and choose
a job from the pull down menu. Click Next -> to continue.
The <- Back and Next ->
buttons navigate to the previous and following pages, automatically saving
any changes on the current page. Click on any active link to go immediately
to that screen, saving any changes to the current page. Click Cancel
to close the wizard without saving changes and return to the Workflow
or Summary diagram page.
Caution: Do not use the browsers back button to
navigate within the program because entries may not be automatically saved.
Figure 8 Define Recipients