How to Create Automatic Test
In GlockApps, you can create an automatic test and allow our tool to test your message at a regular time interval without your participation.
The GlockApps email spam checker tool will send your message to the test email addresses that you chose every xx hours or days and show you the deliverability report. You can also receive an alert when your email doesn’t get to the Inbox at any of the selected mailbox providers.
With an automatic test, you can:
- test a message on a regular basis without any actions from your side;
- choose email addresses and spam filters for the test individually;
- monitor your Inbox rate and notice the changes over time;
- warm up your new domain or IP.
Automatic tests are recommended for transactional messages such as subscription confirmations, account activations, purchase confirmations, etc. where the content does not change often. Transactional messages have a high priority and it is important that they are delivered to the Inbox. With an automatic test, you can be notified when the message is put to the Spam folder with chosen mailbox providers.
How to Create an Automatic Test
Step 1. Create a Sending Account.
The use of automatic tests requires the creation of the sending account with your SMTP settings in GlockApps.
If you have already created a sending account in GlockApps, skip this step unless you want to add a new sending account.
Go to Inbox Insight -> Sending Accounts.
Click “Add Sending Account”.
Enter your From name, From email address, your mail server information and choose mailbox providers to test your message against.
The “From Name” and “From Email” are your name and email address that you want to send your emails from.
“Account Name” can be any name for your account. It will be visible in GlockApps only.
“Username” is your login username for your SMTP server.
“New Password” is your password for your SMTP server.
If your SMTP user requires a blank password, type nopassword into the Password field. If you need to whitelist the GlockApps IP address, whitelist the 188.8.131.52 IP.
While sending your message to the seed list GlockApps keeps only ‘MIME-Version’, ‘Content-Type’, ‘Reply-To’, ‘List-Id’, ‘List-Unsubscribe’ and ‘Subject’ message headers.
If you want to keep your custom message headers, for example, to tell SparkPost which dedicated IP to use for email sending, check the “Keep Custom Headers” option and specify them.
Click “Create Sending Account”.
Using G Suite SMTP Settings
If you want to use your Google Apps account for a recurring test, follow these steps:
1. Go to the Admin console dashboard, then go to Apps -> G Suite -> Gmail -> Advanced settings.
2. Set up the “SMTP relay service” settings as the below screenshot demonstrates.
If you chose to only accept messages from specified IP addresses, then add the GlockApps IP address
You can read more about the G Suite SMTP settings configuration here
You may also need to turn the “Allow less secure apps” option to On in your Gmail/G Suite account settings. If you use the 2-Step Password Verification for your Gmail/G Suite account, create an App password and use it as the SMTP password in GlockApps.
3. Click “Save”.
In your sending account in GlockApps, use the following G Suite SMTP settings:
SMTP Server: smtp-relay.gmail.com
Port: 587 with START TLS
From Email: your G Suite email address
Username: your full G Suite email address
Password: password for your G Suite email account or an App password
Step 2. Create an Automatic Test.
Go to “Automatic Tests” in the left-hand menu and click “Create Automatic Test”.
Select a sending account and click Next.
Сopy the proxy email address and send the message to it.
Important! Send the message to the proxy address only one time. Do not add the proxy address to your mailing list or BCC field.
GlockApps will automatically re-send your message to the seed email addresses and create a recurring test for that message.
At the 3rd step, you can enter the automatic test settings and activate it.
Choose the time interval the test will be made at: 3 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours, 3 days, 5 days, or 7 days. The available intervals depend on your subscription plan.
Enter the email address the alerts will be sent to.
Enter the time period (in minutes) the system will wait before sending an alert to you.
Select mailbox providers to test the message with.
The alert will be sent if the message isn’t delivered to the Inbox at chosen mailbox providers.
Click “Save and Activate”.
GlockApps will automatically re-send your message to the seed email addresses at your chosen interval, log in each email account and check whether your message arrived in the Inbox, the spam folder or is missing entirely and most likely blocked.
To view the last report, click on the message subject under Automatic Tests.
How to View the History of an Automatic Test
At the top of the report, there is a history diagram of the reports created by the given automatic test during the last 30 days. The diagram shows the Inbox rate over time.
The picture below demonstrates how our Inbox rate has been changing during the month of January. The automatic test worked every 24 hours during the month. The Inbox rate increased by 9% from 84.21% to 93.22%.
To view the detailed report from any specific date, scroll the mouse over the top of the history diagram and click the desired date.
How to Edit, Deactivate or Delete an Automatic Test
Go to “Automatic Tests” in your account and click on the button at the right side.
Select the desired option.
To re-activate an inactive automatic test, click “Edit” and then click “Save and Activate”.
Each ISP or mailbox provider stores information about the sender and outgoing mail servers used to send large volumes of emails to it. They track how the recipients engage with the received emails and over time each sender gains a reputation, good or otherwise. ISPs update their filtering algorithm on a regular basis depending on how they treat the sender at this time. Using recurring tests at GlockApps, you can see your current sender reputation and know if any of ISPs or popular filters are flagging your email as spam. We’ll send you an email alert when there is a problem with your template deliverability.