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Creating a design test

You can run design tests on any of your messages. Here's how:

  1. Switch to the Messages tab and select the message you want to test
  2. Choose Message > New Design Test from the menu bar (or click the Design Test button the toolbar)
  3. Choose the test you want (Complete or Sample) and click Start Test

The design test will start immediately, and the results will become available in a few minutes.

Viewing Test Results

You can access the design test results by opening the Design Test window (just like you did in step #2 above) and selecting the test from the list of "Recent Tests" located on the left-hand side of the window. Design test results are saved as part of your project, so they'll be there even after you close Direct Mail. You can close Direct Mail before the test is finished running, and it will pick up where it left off the next time you open Direct Mail.

Arranging Test Results by Popularity

By default, Direct Mail groups your design test results by platform (e.g. Desktop, Mobile, Web). However, you may find it more useful to group the test results by popularity. This means that Direct Mail will show you which email clients are most popular with your subscribers based on the data in your campaign reports. Here's how to arrange your test results by popularity:

  1. Select your design test
  2. Choose Arrange by Popularity from the popup menu in the toolbar (on the right-hand side of the window)

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