I am new to PHPlist and email marketing. I’ve been studying PHPlist and testing for the last week or so and it worked well in my small tests. I thought I had it figured out, but now that I’ve sent my first real campaign, I’ve hit my first obstacle…
I have a list of 3,170 subscribers. I created a campaign for that list, put it in the queue, then clicked process. After a short wait, it said it finished processing – and I got the email notifications that said the campaign started and finished – but the processing report said it processed 5 of 5 subscribers. I double-checked the list and it shows 3,170 members.
When I later returned to my list of campaigns, this campaign doesn’t appear in the SENT or ACTIVE list – it’s in the DRAFT list. But when I select the VIEW action for that item, it says the campaign was sent to subscribers of the list I assigned to it (but it really only sent 5 emails). If the campaign was sent, why would it be in the Draft list? It feels like something is very wrong.
Also, I set the throttle to 15 (seconds) in the config per the instructions of my hosting company, if that matters. That’s the only change I made to the config file.
I was hoping to send this campaign over night but that isn’t going to happen – I’m exhausted.
I hope someone will be able to clue me in tomorrow.
Thank you in advance!