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About simulating a



In MailUp 8 and above you can simulate the execution of a triggered message task to determine whether it was set up correctly.


titleEcommerce and triggered messages

In the example above (a message sent automatically when the total purchased over a certain amount of time exceeds a certain dollar amount) we assume that MailUp is being used together with an ecommerce application, and that order data from the ecommerce application is being "passed" to MailUp. This can be done - for example - with one of the "ready to go" ecommerce integrations available to MailUp users, or with a custom ecommerce integration.

How to simulate a



To simulate the execution of a triggered message, view a task, go to the list of existing triggered messagestasks, and then select Run simulation "Simulate" from the Actions menu.Image Removed

The system will check the conditions that have been set for the triggered message task and return the total number of recipients that the message task would be sent to target if it were run at that very moment in time.

For example, in the example below, a simulation is run on the triggered message "We Miss You (no order last 60 days)Welcome Series: Email #1". The system checks how many recipients at that very moment match the conditions set for the triggered message, which in this case consist of the lasted order date being 60 or more days in the past. The simulation indicates that - if the triggered were run now - the message will be sent to 8 850 recipients.

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The Download recipients list button allows the company to export the recipients found in the simulation, which allows for further double-checking that the triggered message is working properly.


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In this example, the system also indicates that there are 59 discarded recipients. Those are subscribers to the List that match the conditions set for the task, but were already selected by the task in a previous mailing (e.g. the automation runs daily in the morning, and I run the simulation on the same day, a few hours later).