Build an Email in Knak

How to build an email in the Knak Builder

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Written by Felix Higgs
Updated over a week ago

This article will show you how to start building an email in Knak.

1. Select the brand you want to build the email in.

2. Create a campaign or choose a campaign to build the email in. Emails have to reside in a campaign while campaigns reside in a folder.

3. After you are in the campaign, click on Create Email or Create Email From A Theme.

If you select Create Email you will be taken straight to the new editing screen. If you choose Create Email from a Theme, you will have to select a theme to use before being taken to the new editor.ย 

Once inside you will see several tabs at the top of the screen.

2. Info tab - Under Info you can find and edit all details about the email and it's creator including:

  • Sending details (from name, from email, subject line & preview text)

  • URL parameters and advanced sending settings

  • Audit trail

3. Create tab - This is where you can build your email, more details below.

How to build an email from the Create tab

On the right of the create screen you will see four drop down sections

  1. Email settings

  2. Content

  3. Structure

  4. Modules

Email settings - Here you can define global settings that will affect the entire email such as email width and background colour and setting the email language

Content - Content blocks which you can drag into the rows in your email. (text, image etc)

Structure - Row types with one to four columns which you can drag into your email and populate with content blocks

Modules - You can now find all your modules in the main editing screen, no more having to switch back to an alternative screen to grab a module!
When you drag a module into your email it will remain grouped together as a single piece of content. You can easily move the whole module up or down in the email using the cross hair icon to the left of the module.

If you need to break the module apart to move individual pieces of content, just click 'Break apart module' on the right of the module section.

The save button and the publish menu are on the top right corner of the screen.

You can name your email and see last save time in the top left corner of the screen.

There are expanded options in the top navigation bar to delete, clone and preview your email.

Spell Check

If a word is spell wrong, it will highlight the error by underlining the text with a red line.


The Optimize tab will highlight any impacts that will affect the email.

The impacts include:

Subject Line

Preview Text

Reply-To Address

From Address

Email Size

Border Thickness

You're all ready to start building emails!

Need more help? Contact support via live chat within Knak using the chat bubble in the bottom right corner or email

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