This article explains the three options available for sharing Postwires. It also compares the options based on the sharing approach, formats, settings, etc.
The three options for sharing Postwires are:
- Share a Postwire by sending an email invitation using Postwire's integrated Share mechanics.
- Use Postwire's Outlook or Gmail plugins.
- Copy & paste the direct link into an email or any other communication system.
Click the Copy Link to this Postwire option as seen below, followed by pressing Control+C on Windows or Command+C on Mac, to copy the link that will be visible.
The table below compares each sharing approach and the tradeoffs to consider.
|Feature||Postwire's Integrated SHARE (Share button)||Direct Link|
|Email System||Uses Postwire's integrated email system (Sendgrid) to deliver a link to Postwire. Emails come from your name via Postwire.||Uses your Outlook or Gmail email to deliver a direct link to Postwire. Emails come from you.||Uses any email or other communication systems, that you paste the link in to deliver it.|
|Tracking||You will know who clicked what, by email address (or by first and last name, if your contact registers for Postwire).||Viewers will always be anonymous "Someone" unless your contact at some point registers for Postwire.||Viewers will always be anonymous "Someone" unless the recipient at some point registers for Postwire.|
|For secure, invite-only Postwires or to make someone a Contributor||The act of sharing this way sends each contact an email invitation and grants the appropriate access to the Postwire by including them on a visible invitee list.||You will need to send the share email invite at least once to grant the proper access to the Postwire by including the person on the invitee list.
||You will need to send the share email invite at least once to grant the proper access to the Postwire by including the person on the invitee list.|
|Deliverability||The Postwire generated email invitation may get caught in some strict corporate firewalls or spam folders. If this happens, ask your contact to request their IT department to whitelist Postwire.com by stating the business purpose so that future emails sent by Postwire.com will be delivered.||Your email message is unlikely to be caught by the corporate firewall if sent from your domain, and you have been doing business with this company or organization.||Your email message is unlikely to be caught by the corporate firewall if sent from your domain, and you have been doing business with this company or organization.|
|Email Format||You can select Plain Text or Graphical (HTML) email invitation format.||Any format your email supports.||You have full control on how to share a direct link.|
|Settings||Your Personal Email Settings can streamline the sharing process by establishing personalized defaults.||The Postwire Title/Description setting streamlines the naming of new Postwires you create which can be especially helpful when using the Outlook or Google App plugins.||N/A|