Edit Newsletter Templates
How to use and edit free and premium email newsletter templates.
Its as easy as it could be. Click on "Message Templates"
in the main program "Member List" or "Message Drafts"
... click on "Templates" in the program editor to open the
template selection dialog.
The templates are included in our newsletter software MailList Controller. There is no additional download or installation required, but you can also download the Free Email Newsletter Templates if you have not installed MailList Controller 8.5+.
How to edit HTML Email Newsletter Templates
usinig the internal editor or an external HTML editor
We recommend to use an external HTML editor if you want to edit complex HTML
templates, but you can also edit the code directly in the "HTML Source"
section of the program.
- How do I change the background color of a message?
Locate the <body tag and add the background color:
e.g. <body bgcolor="#FF0000"> The color code is HEX #RRGGBB#.
- How do I change the background color of a table?
Locate the <table tag and add the background color:
e.g. <table bgcolor="#FF0000"> The color code is HEX #RRGGBB#.
- How do I change the background color of a cell?
Locate the <td tag and add the background color:
e.g. <td bgcolor="#FF0000"> The color code is HEX #RRGGBB.
- How do I add a nice looking border around a table or cell?
Locate the <td or <table tag and add the style:
e.g. <td style="border: 1px dotted #CCCCCC;"
would draw a dotted 1px border with the color #CCCCCC around the cell.
e.g. <table border="0" style="border: 5px solid #0000FF;"
would draw a solid blue 5px border around the table.
Don't remove <table border="0" !!! otherwise you will get a simple HTML border!
You can use: border, border-left, border-right, border-top, border-bottom and combinations:
e.g. <td style="border-left: 1px solid #FF0000; border-right: 1px solid #FF0000;"
would draw a line (border) left and right of the cell, 1px solid red.
These are just a few samples. You can use HTML to create eye-catching
Please always keep in mind, that some mailclients might not support all HTML elements - always send a few test messages to different email and web-mail client before sending out a message to your newsletter subscribers.
Using 3rd Party HTML Email Newsletter Templates
with our newsletter software, bulk email and email marketing software MailList Controller
We often get questions about email newsletter templates.
You can use most free and commercial templates.
If you google e.g. for "Free Email Newsletter Template" then you will get many results.
Most templates are easy to use.
- Download the template
- Unzip the archive (most templates contain multiple files in .ZIP format)
- Create a new Message in MailList Controller
- Select "Import" -> "Html File"
- Select the .htm template file. Some templates contain the template in
multiple formats. (search for a HTML subfolder)
- Please make sure, that you are allowed to use the templates before
sending out a newsletter!
- Send a bunch of test messages to different mailclients including