Automater is designed to make ListMotor
work automatically, executing the list management tasks one
after another without your in-between assistance.
To turn a raw text
file into the e-mail addresses list ready to mailing the following
sequence of tasks is usually used:
To extract new e-mails from a raw text file, to list them alphabetically
one-per-line and to remove duplicates you use the Cleaner
To add the new e-mails to your Master e-mails list and keep the Master
sorted and de-duped you take the Cleanerís
output file and run it through the Merger
together with your Master list
To mail only certain kinds of e-mails this time (according to some
criteria Ė e. g. ďonly AOL e-mailsĒ or ďall but .info e-mailsĒ)
you take the Mergerís output
file and process it with the Filterer
or the Keeper
To remove from your mailing list all addresses whose owners asked you not
to mail them you take the Filtererís
output file and run it through the Remover
together with your current remove-list
You may need to mail not all the resulting list but only some sample of
it. Then you take the Removerís
output and use the Sampler.
To speed up the mailing process itís advised to have your e-mail
addresses sorted by domains. Thus, you take the Samplerís
output file and run it through the Separator.
To monitor the mail deliverability you may want seed the Separatorís
output file with your own addresses using the Seeder.
To have a breakdown report on your final mailing list you use the Counter
with the Seederís output.
If the final e-mail addresses list is too large to process at a time, you
take it and divide into the suitable pieces with the Splitter.
As you can see, the complete process is quite complicated, but all
these actions are really necessary for you to get a proper mailing list
out of a raw text file. To save your time and still ensure the perfect
result we offer you the ListMotor Automater.
It allows you to set up a sequence of ListMotorís tasks so that
they will run automatically, one after another, waiting for each otherís
The Automaterís page
contains the list of all ListMotorís tasks. Check the option next
to the taskís name and this will mean that the task is included into the
processing sequence. The tasks order is predefined and corresponds to the
logical processing sequence, from the Cleaner
(which should certainly be run the first), through the Remover,
Filterer and the others to the
Seeder and the Splitter.
Checking each taskís option you will have the corresponding
taskís settings page opened, so you will be able to select all the modes
and options you need. Please make sure that the input file for each
following task is the same as the output file of the previous task
(including the complete path).