How To Send a File in an iContact Email Newsletter

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Using iContact and Digioh, you can add more value and increase open rates to your newsletters or other messages by including secure download links to great content.  Follow these steps to learn how.

Step 1: Create a Digioh account and connect it to iContact

Sign up to Digioh for free, and connect your iContact account.

Connect your Digioh and iContact Accounts

Step 2: Upload your file and set the security level

Use the red Select a File button to choose the file you want to upload.  Under Security Options you’ll be able to set the security level for the file.  The security level tells Digioh what to do when someone who is not on your list tries to access your file.

Upload file and set security level

With List Grower Security, if a person is not already on your list, it will ask them to sign up in order to download the file.
With Membership Security, only those already subscribed to your list are allowed access.

Learn more about Expiration Options and Download Tracking.

Step 3: Customize your download page

Add your logo and customize your download page for a branded, professional look. Customize your Digioh download page

Save your changes and move to the next page.  Here you’ll be given the download link to copy and paste into your iContact newsletter. Notice the iContact email merge field is included at the end of the link.  This allows Digioh to track which subscribers are most engaged and are downloading your files.

Digioh download link for iContact

Step 4: Paste your Digioh download link in your iContact newsletter

In iContact, compose your email newsletter and create a hyperlink using your Digioh download link.  To do this, just highlight the words you want to be linked, then click on the link icon.  In the popup, you can paste your Digioh download link.Insert the Digioh download link

Creating a hyperlink

Remember, you can use free downloads to reward your existing subscribers, to incentivize new subscribers, or both. If you are interested in learning how to incentivize sign ups to your list, check out our How To article on sending a file right after someone subscribes to your list.

2 thoughts on “How To Send a File in an iContact Email Newsletter

  1. Scott M. James


    I have a two lists in iContact that have slightly different welcome messages, but link to the same mp3. With the list security, is it possible to choose more than one list?

    1. Casey Lauderdale

      Hi Scott,

      There isn’t a way to multi-select lists under the security level, but I think an easy solution might be to create a new upload and assign it to your second list. All you’ll have to do is substitute the link in that second welcome message. Also, doing it this way might give you an analytics boost where you can easily see if one list is downloading your mp3 more than the other.

      Hope that’s helpful.


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