I have read the marketing automation documentation about how the automation works and it's usage - https://doc.sitecore.net/sitecore_experience_platform/digital_marketing/marketing_automation/marketing_automation_campaigns/marketing_automation_campaigns
When you create an automation campaign, you create a system whereby a particular part of a certain contact's online activity is subject to a set of rules and conditions that determine when specific actions or activities are performed for these contacts.
However, I have a simple use case that I want to send an automated email campaign via the marketing automation without the users triggering anything from the website such as visiting a page, log in, check triggered goal, and etc. Basically, what the intent is to use a rule at the start element and that will scan all the contacts from the contacts database, send an email and end the automation. In other words, enroll the contacts not by completion of a goal but by simply activating the marketing automation plan.
Is this possible? I am looking at the contacts in the 'report view', but my contacts are not registering.
This segmented rule is working when I open it in the list manager.
"where the Contact Identifier Source is case insensitive and equal to COMPANYABC
So, to my question, is this possible? or the marketing automation is only can be triggered by user/visitor actions? Note that sending an email via EXM regular campaign and use the segmented list as the recipient is not an option for me due to this issue: Send email with Segmented List - Skipped during message delivery.
Moreover, tried the following conditions as well (will add more as I progress)
- when the current month is March
- when gender equals Male