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[Classic design] How to test your email campaign

After creating your campaign, you might be curious to know how it will appear before sending it.  Sendinblue makes it easy to send test emails and preview how your email will look on different devices.

Before you start

  • Make sure you're on the classic version of the campaign creation flow:



    ✅ Classic Campaign creation flow
    (you're here)

    ❌ New Campaign creation flow
    (check this article)

Send a test

You can send a test email to one or multiple recipients thanks to Sendinblue email features.

Once you are done designing your campaign, click on the Send a Test button at the top left corner of the Design page.


You can either send your newly designed campaign to specific recipients by writing email addresses, or send it to test lists you've already created. If an address is not already in a test list, Sendinblue will ask you to add it to a new test list or to create a test list.


To know more about Test lists, please check the article Create and use a test list

Send a test to yourself

Once your campaign is created, you can send a preview to yourself to see what it looks like when it's sent via email.

Select the campaign you wish to preview, click on More then Send a Test.


Preview your campaign on different mailing apps

You can see what your email campaign looks like from different mailing apps or receiver points of view, by clicking on Preview.

By clicking on Preview on different email clients, you will see how your campaign appears in various webmails and email clients such as Gmail, Mailbird or Outlook as well as in mobile email apps.2021-10-18_17-55-33.png

Preview as a recipient

Preview as a recipient will help you see exactly how a specific receiver will see your campaign. Enter an email address or select it.2021-10-18_17-55-332.png

View the plain text version

Some platforms or devices can't display HTML and require a plain text version of the email. There are also people who choose to block HTML emails and prefer to see only the plain text version. That's why it's better to send both.

Sendinblue automatically generates a plain text version of your HTML emails to save you time. You can preview the plain text version of your HTML emails and choose to edit it. Any change you make to the plain text version will only affect the plain text version and won't modify your HTML email.

By clicking on View the plain text version, you will see your email in plain text. If you wish to edit the plain text email, click on the Edit button at the bottom of the pop-up.


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