E-mail invitations to viewers

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2014 12:30PM PDT

Included with your Zenfolio account is the ability to send our email invitations to your clients.

You can send emails inviting them to view a specific gallery, group or collection or to your home page.  And you can edit the contents of the email sent to your clients.


Please note that this is not the same as a general use email inbox such as gmail, Yahoo mail or Hotmail.  This does not provide an email inbox for receiving emails.

Also this does not provide a custom email address based on your custom domain.  For such an email address and service, you will need to contact a domain registrar or host.


 

To send an invitation e-mail to view a specific gallery, collection, or organizer

 
  1. Click to select the gallery, group or collection in the Organizer or double-click it in the Main Area to open. Thumbnails from the gallery will load in the Main Area and the gallery title will display at the top.
  2. Click Invite Visitors near the item title in the Top Menu. A Compose Email window will open with a standard e-mail format. An auto-generated sample message is provided which you may modify.
  3. You can choose to send out the email as soon as it's completed or you can set it so it is sent at a later time.
  4. In the To window, add e-mails separated by commas or semicolons.  You can also click Contacts to select from your Contacts List.
  5. Edit the Subject and the Body of your email as needed.  Click here for more details on the Text Box Formatting Tools.
  6. You can preview what the invitation will look like to your recipients before sending by clicking on Continue to Preview.
  7. On the Email Preview Screen, you can:
    - Choose to apply or not apply the same theme applied to the Group, Gallery or Collection.
    - Include a link to the gallery and preview images from images in the gallery.
    - Send yourself a copy of the email.
    - Send the Email when you're ready.

Gallery Invite


Please Note: Please confirm that the group or gallery is open for visitors to view and is not access-protected. If it is password-protected, do not forget to include the password in the invitation.

The appearance of an invitation to view a group will only feature the assigned cover thumbnail.
 

To send an e-mail Invitation to view the home page

 
  1. Click to Home to go to the Home tab.
  2. Click Invite Visitors near the item title in the Top Menu. A Compose Email window will open with a standard e-mail format. An auto-generated sample message is provided which you may modify.
  3. You can choose to send out the email as soon as it's completed or you can set it so it is sent at a later time.
  4. In the To window, add e-mails separated by commas or semicolons.  You can also click Contacts to select from your Contacts List.
  5. Edit the Subject and the Body of your email as needed.  Click here for more details on the Text Box Formatting Tools.
  6. You can preview what the invitation will look like to your recipients before sending by clicking on Continue to Preview.
  7. On the Email Preview Screen, you can:
    - Choose to apply or not apply the same theme applied to the Home Page.
    Include a link to your home page in the top right of the email
    Send yourself a copy of the email.
    Send the Email when you're ready.

Site Invite