i have a bunch of contacts, but i don’t want to send emails to all of them at once, i’d like to warm them up given it’s a new ip.
i tried following this old post:
and i set myself up this way:
segment 1: raw_contact <—imported via csv with no tags
tag 1: ready_for_contact <—will use an automated process to update raw_contacts with this tag when i feel i want to send them messages
segment 2: first_contact
campaign 1: initiated by segment 1, if contact has tag1, then he will be updated with segment 2 and segment 1 will be removed
campaign 2: initiated by segment 2, emails are sent out accordingly
now, as a test, i’ve set up a contact as segment1 and ran:
How many contacts do you have in your system and how many are you planning to add?
This is why I’m asking: your new IP doesn’t matter if you have 50-100 contacts in your system. You’d need minimum 2000-5000 emails to start warming up an IP.
If you’d like to nurture your contacts before hitting them with offers, I’d make a segment with those who supposed to be contacted. This segment membership would start a campaign, where first you send one email, and then you wait for couple of days. This way anyone who is added to the segment automatically gets the next email couple of days later. You can also make decisions: has the person open or click your mail? If yes, you can move them to another campaign where you change the offer.
Regarding the commands you are using: did you set them up as cronjobs? They should fire automatically.
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