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Using Amazon Web Services S3 features

To get started, you will need to setup a connection between your Amazon Web Services S3 bucket and Blocks Edit, or have an admin set it up for you. Here are instructions on how to do that. Once the integration is in place, you can use the Amazon Web Services S3 specific features with your template. Here’s what you can do:

Importing templates from your S3 bucket

On your dashboard, there will now be an option to Import from source where you can browse template files you have on your S3 bucket.

Dashboard import options

Note: your template should have Blocks Edit editable tags implemented in order for you to build and edit emails from your template

Template access settings

You will need to enable your integration for each template that you want to allow using as a source for images in the editor. You can do this in the dashboard by clicking on the settings icon on the right side of a template. Leave it disabled if you want to only allow local uploading of images.

When enabled, the option to set a base directory to access images from is available. For example, if you want to limit access to a certain project folder.

Template settings

Note: you will need to be an admin or owner on the account to have access to these settings.

Accessing your remote images

In the editor, when adding in images, along with being able to upload local images, next to the upload option will also be an option to import from your S3 bucket files where you can browse and preview images to pick the one you need.

Note: this will not appear as an option if it has been disabled for a particular template by an account admin or owner.

Exporting your emails

When you’re ready to export your email, you will be able to choose where you want to save it on your S3 bucket along with your modified images. The URLs will automatically update in your email HTML file so it’s ready for send-off.

Export options

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