Email Scripting Fail

It’s time for another Good Idea, Bad Idea (anyone remember those snips from AnimaniacsĀ back in the 90s?)!

Good Idea

Scripting your auto emails to personalize them and make them more likely to be read.

Bad Idea

Placing your script in a string literal, preventing it from executing and emailing the script text instead. This is an email I received earlier today.

The feature is nice; it’s supposed to change to the subject line based on the number of people in your queue and assign either

“Reminder, 1 person wants to….” or “Reminder, 5 people want to…”

Sadly, I got neither.