How can I send a test email? None of the merge fields work!

When I click "Send Test Email" in the message editor I get an email, but it doesn't have any of the merge fields filled in, so I can't really see how it will look to my contacts. How do I see what the message will look like after it is sent to an actual contact?

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The best way to test if all the merge fields and formatting of the email is perfect is to send it to a contact you create in the Contracts database.

Many email services let you create test email accounts - for example, Gmail allows you to use a plus sign in the name portion before the "@" symbol and add any text you like. If your Gmail address was "[email protected]", you could use "[email protected]" and "[email protected]" and both would be delivered to your "[email protected]" inbox.

Create those test contacts in the Contacts database and send the email to them. You can then see how the finished email will look with all the merge fields filled in.

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Asked: 2016-02-17 06:54:02 -0700

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Last updated: Feb 17 '16