When you use the Follow Project widget in your consultation, it allows participants, registered or unregistered, to 'follow' any of the published projects and effectively become a subscriber for project updates. You may read the article on Encourage participants to follow your projects for the details on adding the Follow Project widget in your project.
The list of subscribers through this widget is collated and available in the newsletter recipient list.
Choose the checkbox option Include project followers when selecting the recipients of the newsletter to ensure that your project followers receive the email.
On selecting the project followers for a particular project/all projects, the full list of recipients with screen name and email are displayed. You can unselect any recipients you do not want to include in the newsletter email.
Note: There is no option to separately obtain the list of project followers, or to send the newsletter only to the followers. Project followers can only be included with the project participants, as mentioned above.
At the moment we do not have a straightforward option to send the newsletter to only Project followers. However, as a workaround, it is possible to send Newsletter only to project followers if we manually remove names of participants from the list. This could be time-consuming and tedious, hence it is not usually recommended.
Read the article on Sending Newsletters to your database for the detailed steps on sending an email newsletter.
Note: Only site administrators and hub administrators can send newsletters.
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