Ability to test-send dynamic email messages


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Enabled for Public preview Early access General availability
Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Apr 2020

Business value

Dynamics 365 Marketing enables marketers to design visually rich marketing email messages that include personalized dynamic content. Careful testing is necessary, however, to account for variation in email client rendering and to confirm that dynamic content is accurate. Improved test-send functionality enables you to preview and test your messages before going into production, ensuring that your messages are consistent.

Feature details

  • Upgraded error detection: Improved error checking for outgoing test messages.
  • Test-send dynamic content: Test messages that contain fully rendered dynamic content (including dynamic field values, entity relationships, loops, and conditionals) based on a selected sample contact record.

Personalized dynamic data in a test message