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Collecting Emails for a Mailing List

To get started collecting email addresses for a mailing list or newsletter, all you need to do is add a form field checkbox for “Email Opt-In”. Go to the Woobox dashboard, select the campaign in question and click Customize on the left hand side. Click the Form Field section on the Entry page, then click +Add Form Field from the left navigation. From the popup, select ‘Email Opt-In’. Set the label to anything you’d like, and set the default to checked or not. Finally, click add.

Form element - settings
Form fields menu - email opt in

From then on, every time a user enters your promotion, they may choose to be opted-in to emails. Once you have started collecting this data, all you need to do is export all of your user data to a spreadsheet file.

Where do I get the entrant data?

Simply go to the Entries page in the campaign’s dashboard (in the left-hand sidebar), and click the Export link in the top right of the entries summary table (the table on that page will show the first 500 entries). Clicking Export will download a CSV data file which can be opened in Excel, Google Docs, or any other spreadsheet application. Alternatively, you can go to Export -> Download Exports for the Entries CSV and Stats.

Entries screen - export

How do I identify the form input associated with each column?

After recent updates, the label that you give the field will become the title of the column on the Entries CSV.

You can also now create a hidden “Field Name“. The field name is separate from the Label and will only appear as the title of a column in the Entries CSV:

Hidden field name

Updated on January 28, 2019

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