How to Easily Customize Feedburner’s email subscription messages

How to Easily Customize Feedburner's email subscription messages

Anybody can control the email-messages that Feedburner
directs to people who have signed up for your blog’s “subscribe by
email” option.

  • Telling new subscribers that they are going to get an email message, and what
    to do with it (see the “subscribe by email” option on this site
    for one way to do this), AND

  • Configuring the details of the email that is sent:  sender-address and message-text are both
    important for maintaining your blog’s image, and ensuring that people
    click the link and complete their subscription.  Read Also : How to Set up Google Alert

The rest of this article is about
the configuration options that are available.

Customizing the subscription-link
email message:

Log in to Feedburner, using the Google account that  actually owns the feed you intend to
customize (remember it might be totally different from  the same Google account that owns the blog
your using , especially if you are using Adsense to monetize your feed and
other money advertising and publishing Network.If you don’t have  a Google Account, learn How to create Google Account Now!

Select the Publicize tab

Select Email Subscriptions  from the menu on the left site and choose the Communication
option.   This actually opens options in the main
window where you can effectively edit with ease.

The sender-address

  • The default value is the email address associated with
    the Google account that owns the feed.  But you can change it to any
    valid email, Please ensure it’s a valid email address.

  • It may be problematic to select what email address to
    use:  the same one is used for both the subscription-activation email
    and for every other post-notification email that is sent by
    your feed.   An address that looks like a real person (eg [email protected]) is less likely to end up in your potential subscribers
    junk folder.   But you may not want your personal email address
    to appear to your email-subscribers every time you post, especially if the
    blog is written by a team or belongs to a club or business.

  • If you change the sender-address sometime
    after your email-feed is set up, then some of your subscribers may stop
    getting messages because they only have the previous address, not the new
    one, on their friends list (white-list).  If you’re going to do this,
    be certain that the benefit of changing is worth losing a few subscribers

The text for the confirmation

  • Google (or perhaps Feedburners novel owners) have
    provided some standard text, which is used unless you change it.

  • The tone of this is very informal, eg starting with
    “hello there” and (IMHO) irritating “we can’t wait to send you
    updates”.  You may want to change it to match the style and tone
    of your blog.

Press Save in the bottom left corner of the screen to save your changes.

Important:  Don’t forget to
press Save.   Currently you are not warned
that changes will be lost if you navigate away (even just to the email branding
sub-option) – but they are.

The Email Branding and Delivery Options links lead to other panels, which
control the email messages that Feedburner sends when you send an items to your
blog’s feed.  They will be discussed in another article, because they’re
too complicated to go into here.

Now your
turn ; To Make your Own Additions or Suggestions [please use the comments box