This quick tutorial assumes you already have signed up with an organization. You will create a private group to send out a test email to yourself.
Log in and use the Groups plus icon (+) in the left hand menu bar to open the group creation screen. Create a Private group. Provide:
Now you have a new group, send yourself a message!
Open your mail client and send a message to the group email address you set above.
You will receive a copy of your mail in your Inbox shortly, and it will appear in the Topicbox interface for your group too.
Set your test group to moderate all messages by going into the group settings page, and adjust the permissions for Sending messages, so that Messages go to admins for review before being sent. (This is called "moderation")
In your email client, send another test message to your group. You won't receive your email copy yet and it won't appear in the interface as it is moderated.
Go to your "For Review" dashboard and see your message held. View the message and click to accept it (which sends it to the group) or reject it. Once the message is accepted, it will appear in the group message list and be sent to your email inbox.
On your group screen on the right hand side there is the member list. This currently has just one person in it: you. Clicking on the member list takes you to the group member screen. Use the "Add members" button.
Provide a list of email addresses to add to your group, either by typing them in or uploading a file.
Here you can choose to
Finally you review your changes: check your list of users and what will happen to them, before adding them to your Topicbox group. If there are new users to your Topicbox organization, this may impact your billing.