How to Attach Files to ExactTarget Emails

by Rishi Shah

Attach Files in Exact Target

Digioh is the easiest way to send large trackable files in ExactTarget emails. This post walks you through attaching your first trackable file in your ExactTarget email campaign.

1. Create a Digioh + ExactTarget account

Start Sending Trackable Files in ExactTarget

If you don’t already have a Digioh account, you can create one for free here:

2. Enter in your ExactTarget API credentials

ExactTarget Login Info API-1

Tip: Your ExactTarget Username is usually the email you use to login to your ExactTarget account.

By linking your ExactTarget account to Digioh you are only giving us the ability to be able to add new email addresses to your account. Digioh will never use your credentials to send emails. We take security extremely seriously. You can also skip this step and do it later.

3. Click the Big Blue “Add New File” Button

4. Upload Your File

Upload Your File

Click the big “Select a file from your computer” button and start uploading your file. Digioh accepts all types of files up to 2GB!

Next, pick a security option. By default “No Security” is checked. Here is a quick explanation of our security options:

  • No Security: Anyone can download your file anytime
  • List Grower Security: Subscribers can download your file, Non-Subscribers must opt-in to download your file. Read more about List Grower Security here.
  • Membership Security: Subscribers can download your file, Non-Subscribers see a “No Access” page and will not be allowed to download your file. Read more about Membership Security here.
  • Expiration Options: Self destruct files on a specified day or based on a number of downloads. Read more about our expiration options here.

Click on the big red “Upload and Continue ->” button to start uploading your file.

5. Customize your Download Page (Optional)

Every time a customer clicks on your download links they are taken to your download page. You can completely customize your download pages with your own logo, button-text, graphics, and more!

6. Copy your Download Link

Download Link


Click on the “Copy” button to copy your download link.

Enjoy High Deliverability

All file attachments work like just a hyperlink, this way all your emails will have high deliverability and won’t get caught in SPAM. You will also notice that the download link contains the ExactTarget email merge tag. This allows us to track exactly which one of your subscribers download your files giving you an extremely detailed view of your most engaged subscribers. You can learn more about how Digioh Download Tracking works here.

7. Login to your Exact Target account and open a new or existing email

You can login to your ExactTarget account here.

8. Create a New Email


You can either create a new email or go to an existing drafted email in your ExactTarget account. Enter in some text guiding your customer to download your file like “Download my file here” or you can also add an button image. Select that text and click on the Link icon.

Tip: Digioh can work in all ExactTarget emails. So you can add files to your automated emails too! 

9. Paste your Download Link in Your ExactTarget Email

Paste Your File Attachment into Exact Target

10. Your Trackable File in ExactTarget

Exact Target - File is Attached!

Your file is now ready to be sent in ExactTarget! Since all your Digioh download links work like just a hyperlink you can add it to an image as well, so feel free to be creative.

11. Track Who Downloads Your File in Real Time!

Sit back and watch in real time which one of your subscribers downloaded your file. We will send your real-time email alerts of exactly who download your file. For example:

[email protected] just downloaded “Expensive Product Pricing List.PDF” 

This email notifications can be easily turned off and all activity can be viewed in your Digioh Dashboard.

Sign up and Start Sending Files!

PS We are really excited about our partnership with ExactTarget. We have over a million downloads every month and hoping to make ExactTarget customers very happy! Special thanks to Joe Wachs, Kara Heckaman, and Brooks Busch for helping us with a smooth launch!

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