7.4 Scheduling Delivery
LISTSERV Maestro allows the user to immediately send out an approved e-mail job or schedule a job for future sending. Scheduling the delivery of a message can take place at any time during the creation of the e-mail job; however, final delivery is still subject to delivery testing and delivery authorization.
The date and time entered are dependent on the time zone selected from the drop down selection box. Local time is relative to the workstation accessing the job, and not the server running LISTSERV Maestro. See Appendix A 24 Hour Clock for a conversion table for formatting AM and PM times to be compatible with LISTSERV Maestro.
Click OK to continue. Jobs scheduled for future sending will be available in the "Outbox." It is possible to edit jobs in the Outbox up until the delivery time. If a job is changed, test messages must be resent, and final approval will have to occur again before the job can be re-authorized.
In order for an e-mail job to be delivered, final authorization is required. After all previous requirements have been met – define recipients, define message, define tracking, define sender, send test and schedule delivery – a job may be authorized and delivered. The job owner always has permission to authorize a job as do any other team members that have been granted permission.
The summary screen lists all the selections that make up the e-mail job. Clicking Authorize Delivery Now will do exactly that, and the job will be sent either immediately or at the scheduled day and time. Clicking Cancel will go back to the Job Details screen so that any part of the job may be edited, or the job can be deleted. The "Details" link will display a copy of the message, alternative text, attachments, and tracking information. The message can be downloaded to a local file as well.
The scheduled time displayed here is always displayed relative to the local time of the user. If the user selected a time zone different from his/her location on the schedule page, then the time displayed in the job summary may, at first glance, appear incorrect. For example, if the user enters the time 10:00 with zone GMT as the scheduled delivery time, but the user’s location is not in the GMT zone, the delivery time displayed on the authorize page will be different than the 10:00 time selected, because the user’s local time is in a different time zone than the scheduled delivery time. So the time may look incorrect at first, but when converted to absolute time it is correct. Even more important, this may even show an "incorrect" day. If the user sets the scheduled delivery time to 0:30 at GMT on the first of January, the time may appear as 23:30 on the 31st of December on this page if the local time zone is before GMT.