After you have connected your email account and imported contacts to Reply, you should set up a sequence. Click the Plus button on the Sequences tab and follow the instructions below:

The first part in setting up your sequence is creating sequence steps, i.e. the flow in which your messages will be sent starting from initial outreach to follow-ups.

Click Add Sequence Step to see the Template creation pop-up:

Here, specify the email subject for your Step 1 email. You can insert templates if they've been previously created and also insert variables. You can also attach any files with the size limited to 3MB total.

When you're done creating the email template step, you can save it to the list of your personal templates and also send a test email to the email account you've connected as default to see how it looks in your Inbox:

Save the template for Step 1 emails to navigate to the next stage of creating your sequence. You'll be able to create more steps and add a variant on an established step for A/B testing to see which template variant gets better reply rates. At this stage, you can create as many steps and variants as you need, edit them, clone, and remove.

NOTE: in the case of follow-up emails, if you want all sequence's step emails to be sent to the same thread, you need to leave the subject line for Step 2 and further empty. Otherwise, the follow-up email will be sent separately even if the subject is the same as in Step 1.

The next stage is Schedules, where you can specify when you want Reply to send your emails (weekdays and timeframe):

You can skip schedules if you want emails to keep sending 24/7 or you want to get back to this section later.

Next, you will need to Add People to the sequence either by hitting the Add People button or via the red Plus button if there is at least 1 contact in the sequence already. You'll see a pop-up with 3 options, select one of them, and add people to your sequence:

When you add contacts from the people list, you'll see a list of contacts that can be added to your sequence, and contacts associated with other sequences will not appear on the list. Select the desired people and add them to the sequence:

After you created steps and templates and added people to the sequence, you'll be able to preview your email chain and tune all of the detailed sequence Settings.

Your sequence is now fully set up! You can also save the sequence and launch it later or save and launch it immediately.

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