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You can set a message limit to determine the maximum number of messages that you can send people within a time frame. Setting a message limit can prevent you from over-messaging people in your workspace.
You set a message limit at the workspace level, and then you determine which campaigns, broadcasts, and messages count towards the limit. When a person reaches the limit, we mark their messages as Undeliverable. You can select undeliverable messages on the Deliveries & Drafts page and click Retry to re-send a message. When you retry a message, you have the option to ignore your message limit to make sure your audience gets your message.
Message limits do not apply to messages that use the transactional API. By their nature, your audience explicitly requests or expects transactional messages.
The Delivery section of your dashboard also shows the percentage of your messages that were undeliverable, helping you understand how often your audience reaches the message limit, and whether you should adjust the limit or your campaigns.
Set a workspace message limit
- Go to Settings > Workspace Settings and click Message Limit.
- Enter your limit and time frame.
By default, campaigns, broadcasts, and messages do not observe your workspace message limit. You must enable the Count toward message limit setting on the campaigns, broadcasts, and messages that you want to count towards the limit.
Enable the message limit for a campaign or broadcast
While you set a message limit at the workspace level, you must enable the limit for broadcasts, campaigns, and messages that you want to observe the limit.
To count a broadcast or campaign towards the limit, enable Count toward message limit in the Recipients step of a broadcast or the Trigger step of a campaign.
All of your campaigns and broadcasts that observe the limit appear in the Message Limit settings, helping you understand the scope of your message limit.
Enable the message limit for a message
Messages within a campaign or broadcast use the message limit setting from the campaign or broadcast by default. You can change the setting for individual messages within a campaign (to observe or ignore your message limit).
Select a message and change the Message Limit setting to observe or ignore the message limit.
Retry messages after going over the limit
We mark messages that go over the message limit as Undeliverable. From the Deliveries log, you can see which of your messages hit the message limit and retry undeliverable messages.
When you retry a message, you can determine whether to observe or ignore your message limit.
- Go to Deliveries & Drafts.
- In the Deliveries tab, filter for messages with the Undeliverable status.
- Select a message and then click Retry.
- Select whether or not to observe the message limit and track links. If you use the Do not send the message if it reaches the limit option, your retry counts toward the limit.
- Click Resend message.
Find campaigns or broadcasts with unsent messages
You can find unsent messages in your campaigns or broadcasts. This can help you sort and decide which messages you want to resend despite your message limit.
Go to the Campaigns or Broadcasts pages. Items showing a warning have messages that were undeliverable due to your message limit.
Hover over the icon and click View undeliverable to see the undelivered messages within the campaign or broadcast. From here you can resend messages to your audience.