Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start Guide provides you instructions on how to setup your Ozeki Bulk Messenger software quickly to test all of its main functionality: bulk SMS, bulk e-mail, automated voice calls and Twitter connection.
The basics are rather easy. You just need to add an address book which contains the destination addresses. Then add a message you would like to send to these addresses through a connection channel. For defining this channel you also need to add a connection. The connection is basically the direction where the SMS messages, e-mails or phone calls leave Ozeki Bulk Messenger and are sent out to the outside world. At the end you will be able to start your first Ozeki Bulk Messenger job if you combine the 3 basic elements: address book, content and connection.
We are going to talk about the basic steps if you follow this Quick Start Guide. In case you specifically know what you are looking for you can check our specific guides: bulk SMS, bulk e-mail, automated voice calls and Twitter connection.
Open Bulk Messenger
Click on the 'Start' button and then open Programs -> Messaging -> SMS Bulk Messenger (Figure 1)
Figure 1 - Opening SMS Bulk Messenger
Step 1 - Add an address book
Click on the 'Quick Start' tab and choose 'Step 1 - Make an address book' (Figure 2)
Figure 2 - Selecting 'Step 1 - Make an address book'
Then click on 'Create new Address book' so you can write a standard address book in Ozeki Bulk Messenger or import an address book from external sources like an Excel spreadsheet (.XLSX, .CSV) or txt file. You can also work with an online database (SQL or LDAP). Figure 3 shows you the available address book types.
Figure 3 - Selecting the address book type
Step 2 - Write a message or create an audio content
Click on the 'Quick Start' tab and choose 'Step 2 - Compose a message' (Figure 4)
Figure 4 - Selecting 'Step 2 - Compose a message'Then click on 'Create new Audio, SMS or E-mail message' and pick a message type. As you can see in Figure 5 this content may be an E-mail, SMS or audio file.
Figure 5 - Selecting the message type
Step 3 - Setup a connection
Click on the 'Quick Start' tab and choose 'Step 3 - Setup a connection' (Figure 6)
Figure 6 - Selecting 'Step 3 - Setup a connection'Then click on 'Create new Connection' and decide which type of connection you would like to create. Telephone, E-mail, SMS or HTTP Server. (Figure 7)
Figure 7 - Select the type of connection you would like to create
Step 4 - Send a message
Finally select 'Step 4 - Send a message' in order to create a message delivery job. (Figure 8)
Figure 8 - Select 'Step 4 - Send a message'
Jobs are used for sending out bulk content to addresses in an address book through a connection channel you have previously defined. After you have successfully completed the first 3 steps then adding a job should be easy. You just have to combine an address book, a content and a connection and finally run the job by clicking the green 'Start' button. (Figures 9 and 10)
Figure 9 - Creating a job by combining an address book, a content and a connection
Figure 10 - To run a job just simply click 'Start'