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Custom Pick'em Contest - Emails

The Custom Pick'em Contests have a number of emails that are available, and each can be edited to include promotional information or ads for sponsors and more!


Types of Emails Available

Welcome Message

The Welcome email is sent to each user upon successful registration. By default, it includes the user's name and password, as well as a link (URL) to the contest.

Picks Reminder Email

Reminder emails are sent out before the next week/round/race to remind users to make their picks. By default the Reminder email includes a link to the contest and references the current week of the season.

Tip! You will need to set up the Reminder Email Schedule. Just click on View Reminder Email Schedule at the top of the page to set the schedule.

Message to User's Friends Email

This email is sent to friends of the user on his/her behalf as a viral effort to increase participation in the contest. This template includes tokens for the user's first and last names, so that its clear that this email was sent by an acquaintance and is not an unsolicited email from either Second Street or you, the partner.

User's Group Invite Message

This email is sent to friends the user would like to invite to join the Private Group he/she just created. This template includes the name and password of the private group so that the invitees can join.

Invite Previous Users Email

This email is sent to all users with valid accounts in your user database from having registered for any prior contests. By default the email template includes the user's login, password and a link to the contest.

How to Send Invitation Emails

Once you have have edited the template to your satisfaction, you can send yourself a test message to confirm that the message displays properly in your email client

You can then schedule the invitations to be sent out by checking the box Schedule this Invite to be Sent, and then specifying the date and time you wish to have it sent. After the email has been sent, you will have the ability to schedule a second email to be sent.


There are a number of tokens that you will see in the email templates. Each is replaced dynamically when the emails are generated.

Tip! Tokens are not replaced when you send test messages to yourself. They are only replaced when the email is sent.

New Registration and Previous User Invitation Mails


Inserts the URL for the your national sports site and contest


Inserts the user's password as reminder


Inserts the user's username as reminder

Reminder Mail


Inserts the correct week of the season


Inserts the URL for the your national sports site and contest

Referral Email


Inserts the referrer's first name


Inserts the referrer's last name


Your national sports contest's URL

Invitation to Group Mail


Your national sports contest's URL


The name of the group


The password of the group