What are activity checks and why should I use them?

Last Updated: 11/6/2024     Tags: run, check, activity
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What is an activity check?

Activity check email

Activity checks allow you to check various aspects of an activity before broadcast which cover:

What are the advantages of running an activity check prior to broadcast?

The advantages of running an activity check prior to broadcast are as follows:

  1. Validates that your activity is going to be sent to your intended targeted subscribers.
  2. Flags any errors in your activity that may reduce the effectiveness of your campaign. For example, link errors or missing subject lines.
  3. Detects possible issues with target expressions such as incorrect syntax or 0 recipient scenarios.
  4. Alerts of any errors with SPF/Sender ID which could cause deliverability issues.

For descriptions on each item in an activity check, see how do I read my activity check.

How are activity checks sent?

Activity checks are sent via email notification.

How long does an activity check take to generate?

Activity checks involve subscriber lists and therefore may take some time to process due to multiple contributing factors including size of the subscriber lists, the complexity of the target expression involved, and how many items are in the queue. For more information on activity check processing, see how long does an activity check take to process.

What type of activities can you run a check on?

You can run an activity check on the following types of activities:

  • Email
  • SMS

What is an activity check?

Activity checks allow you to check various aspects of an activity before broadcast which cover:

What are the advantages of running an activity check prior to broadcast?

The advantages of running an activity check prior to broadcast are as follows:

  1. Validates that your activity is going to be sent to your intended targeted subscribers.
  2. Flags any errors in your activity that may reduce the effectiveness of your campaign. For example, link errors or missing subject lines.
  3. Detects possible issues with target expressions such as incorrect syntax or 0 recipient scenarios.
  4. Alerts of any errors with SPF/Sender ID which could cause deliverability issues.

For descriptions on each item in an activity check, see how do I read my activity check.

How are activity checks displayed?

Activity checks are displayed in the following areas of Taguchi:

  1. Activity Workflow

Activity check in workflow

  1. They are also generated and displayed within the notifications panel.

Activity check notification

How long does an activity check take to generate?

Activity checks involve subscriber lists and therefore may take some time to process due to multiple contributing factors including size of the subscriber lists, the complexity of the target expression involved, and how many items are in the queue. See How long does an activity check take to process for more.

What type of activities can you run a check on?

You can run an activity check on the following types of activities:

  • Email
  • SMS