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Article ID: KB200
Keyword Name: Remove, Delete, Campaigns, Eblast, Removing
Created: October 25, 2016
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How to Delete Unsent Email Campaigns, Test Email Campaigns, and Email Templates

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Author: Kristenson, Joel

Last Updated: 2016-10-25


This article walks through the steps to delete unsent email campaigns, test campaigns, and unused templatesWe rarely suggest purging data of any kind since it could come in useful in the future, but you may want to perform this task to clean up your database. Learn how to create email campaigns, schedule emails, and more by watching our email video playlist.


#1 Delete ‘Unsent’ Email Campaigns

#2 Delete an Email Template

#3 Related Resources

#1 – Delete ‘Unsent’ Email Campaigns

Navigate to the email campaigns list, click [Search] and load all of your campaigns.  In my example I had 4, 1 of which wasn’t sent yet.

Uncheck all of the boxes in the first column, and just check the ones for the campaign(s) you want to delete, then select File > Delete..In my example it was ID 205.

Check both of the boxes to delete both the production campaign and test campaign, and then click [OK].

You’ll get another popup message, click [OK] if you’re 100% sure you want to delete the email campaign(s).

Click [OK] once the operation has completed.

Back in the email campaigns list you’ll notice that the campaign(s) you purged are gone.  In my example the list drops to 3.

#2 – Delete an Email Template

Navigate to the Email Templates list, click [Search] and load all.  In my example I had 167.

Click on the name of the template you want to delete.  In this example I click on the template with ID 39.

Click the red [x] at the top of the email composer.

If you’re 100% certain you don’t need the template anymore, click [OK] when prompted.

You’ll get a popup notification once the process has completed.

Important: the system won't allow you to delete a template if there is a use count (which means it's being used as an auto-responder as one of your online forms/events):

The related resources below link to a wide variety of other articles and videos on the email tools in Trail Blazer.

Related Resources

Article: How to Cancel a Mass Email Campaign as it’s Going Out & How to Reschedule a Queued Email Campaign

Article: Configuring your From and Reply Email Address Settings

Article: How to Upload Documents to your System Gallery such as PDF’s, Spreadsheets, Audio Clips, Image Files, etc.

Article: How to Create a Hyperlink around a Screenshot of your PDF Newsletter and Hyperlink it to the PDF Document

Article: How to Create Trackable Links in your Email Campaigns, and How to Analyze those Statistics after the Eblast Goes Out

Article: How to Create a Hyperlink around a Screenshot of your Video and Link to the Video from your Trail Blazer Email Template

Article: Running an Import of Contact Data from Excel into your Database – Basic Overview

Article: How to Access and Use the Standard Trail Blazer Email Templates as a Starting Point for Template Creation and Mass E-Mail Campaigns

Article: Adding SPF / DKIM Key to your domain’s Txt Record --- Greatly Improve Your Email Open Rates! (* requires access to your web host)

Article: Setup a User to Receive Test Emails, How to Send Out Tests of a Mass Email Campaign, and How to Test an Individual Email Template

Article: How to Use the Event Contribution Total Merge-Field in a Mass Email to Thank Attendees for the Total Amount they Gave at a Specific Event – 2016 Upgrade

Article: Fix your HTML email formatting

Article: Editing Tracked Links for Mass Email Campaigns – Creating Names for those Missing a Name

Article: How to Import a Google Web Font into your Trail Blazer Email Template

Article: How to Create Custom Email Responders for Specific Events – New 2016 Feature Upgrade

Article: How to Create a Custom Thank-You Auto-Responder Email with Merge Fields for your Online Donation Form

Article: How to Find Duplicate Contact Records by Identical *Primary* Email Address, and Automatically Merge them Together

Article: Exporting Email Addresses from 3rd Party Mass Email Systems – Notes on CAN-SPAM Policies

Article: How to Enable Double Opt-in for All of your Trail Blazer Online iFrame Forms

Article: Sample Custom Email Signup Form to Get you Started

Article: Mobile Responsive Email Template – ConstantContact Reference

Article: Sample HTML Email Templates with Inline CSS

Video: Thank you’s using mass email

Video: Eblasts Configure email settings before mass emailing

Video: Eblasts –Setting people up to receive test (draft) emails

Video: Scheduled Emails

Video: Eblasts Create and Send Eblasts – Includes Image Management

Video: Donation Auto Responders with Merge Fields

Video Playlist: Eblasts

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