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Email Deployment Audience List FTP

Summary

Please contact your Omeda representative for FTP credentials.

Deployment List FTP is the means by which deployment lists are made available in the Omail system. Lists are uploaded to a pre-configured, password-protected FTP folder. Lists should be placed in the appropriate brand level folder.

FTP Work Flow:

1. User drops the audience list into their Omeda password protected FTP folder, inside the appropriate brand folder.

Recipient lists must be appended a timestamp of the format ‘_yyyyMMdd_HHmmss’. Examples of valid file names would be ‘subscriberlist1_20120809_064500.csv’ and ‘subscriber_list_1_20120809_164500.txt’. When uploading a new file programmatically, you will need to append the current date and time to your file name before uploading it to your Omail FTP folder. This is a security measure to insure deployment recipient list accuracy.

2.

A. If the file does not exist in the system already (A file with the same name has not been previously used), then the file will be moved to an internal location, no longer visible on the user’s FTP folder. An email will be sent to a pre determined client email address with a notification of the successful transfer.

B. If the file already exists internally, then the file will be picked up and deleted. It will no longer be visible on the user’s FTP folder. An email will be sent to a pre determined client email address with a notification of the failure.

3. Once a list is uploaded to the FTP folder and transfers successful, the list can be assigned to a deployment via the Deployment Add Audience API.

Sample folder for Recipient List

   Staging: sftp.omeda.com/{brandAbbreviation}/ (Using Staging Credentials)
   Production: sftp.omeda.com/{brandAbbreviation}/ (Using Production Credentials)
brandAbbreviation
is the abbreviation for the brand to which the data is being uploaded.

Technical Requirements

Valid list types are .txt and .csv. At a minimum, the list must contain a column with email address information. The header for this column must contain the word ’email’ and cannot contain the word ‘domain’. Some valid header names for the email address column are : ’email_address’, ’email address’, ’email’, and ’emailaddress’.

ftp username
the ftp account name provided to you by Omeda to access your FTP folder.
ftp password
the ftp password provided to you by Omeda to access your FTP folder.
Last Updated On November 30, 2018
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