New Feature: Email Receipts

Call administrators can now track the status of every email sent through ProposalSpace! Just pull up any message sent via the Messaging Module and click the new Delivery Receipts tab. There you can see if the message was:

  • Queued for delivery
  • Not delivered (because the recipient requested not to receive messages)
  • Rejected by the recipient’s email server
  • Reported as undeliverable
  • Flagged as spam
  • Opened by the recipient

If you included links in your message, you can also see if the recipient clicked on any of them.

We’re really excited about this new feature. We hope you are, too. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions for improvement, just let us know!

Submission & Withdrawal Notices  

We’ve just added a couple of features to the site that should make managing submissions a little easier for call admins:

  • The site now automatically notifies call admins by email whenever a proposal is submitted. Before, call admins had to log in to check on any activity. Now, that information is delivered right to their inboxes.
  • The site now automatically notifies proposal managers by email whenever a proposal is withdrawn. (A copy of the withdrawal notice is also placed in the manager’s Message Center in case the email has problems making it through.) Plus, call admins have the option of including a message with the withdrawal notice.

First Impressions  

How many times have you heard someone say (or have said yourself): “This food is terrible. Try it.”?

Well, that’s the impression we got when we came across a recent call for abstracts that included 25 pages of instructions explaining how to use their online submission system.

Think about the message that sends to potential submitters. How many are going to look forward to submitting an abstract when they’re being told—quite clearly—that not only is the first bite going to be hard to swallow, but that if they’re selected, the rest of the process is probably going to be just as bad?

No submission process should require reams of instructions. But that’s beside the point. The real point is this: Your call is often your first impression with potential submitters. Don’t waste it turning people off.