Most aspects of creating “Regular” Campaigns and “Autoresponder” Campaigns are identical, and therefore most Guidance Pages apply to both. Please see under Regular Campaigns for all the basics of creating a Campaign.
An Autoresponder Campaign is created in exactly the same way as a Regular Campaign, exept that it is designated as an “Autoresponder” early in the Setup, some of the settings are then a little different as below.
The setup is then the same as for a Regular Campaign until you get to the “Confirmation” page, as below.
Autoresponses can be added to the sequence and sent to all Subscribers including the first PROVIDED the number of days delay is GREATER than the number of days since the first Subscriber did subscribe.
That ability to include, or not, imports to a List on and Autoresponse Campaign is powerful stuff and has many ramifications for using Autoresponses when in the past one might have had to resort to Broadcasts.
Once activated you CANNOT change the Name of an Autoresponse even if paused. As the Name is only for your purposes, never seen by a Subscriber, there is little justification for wanting to change the Name. If you must however, then Copy (cc) the Autoresponse, change the Name which you can do as it has not been activated, ensure the Setup is the same, including when it is to be sent etc and Save and Activate. REMEMBER to delete the original or they will both go out!
Those Option Button functions are as below.