Campaigns is a special feature of the software that allows to organize your data. Campaigns are much like the folders on your hard drive, the only difference is that campaigns cannot be nested. Each campaign must have a unique name, there cannot be 2 campaigns with the same name in the software. Almost all items in the software can be assigned to a campaign - E-mail accounts, proxies, personality profiles etc. Each item can only be assigned to one campaign (not more), just like a file can only be in one folder, not in 2 or more. There is also a special "Global campaign", it is always present in the software and cannot be removed/modified. Global campaign is the default one - whenever the user did not select a specific campaign, Global campaign is used.
Campaigns have one other purpose - they may be used to allocate resources. For example, suppose you have 3 proxies (X, Y and Z) and 5 E-mail addresses (A, B, C, D and E). You want the software to always use proxy X when accessing E-mail accounts A and B, but for the rest of accounts (C, D, E) you want to use randomly either proxy Y or proxy Z. This goal can be achieved by creating 2 campaigns:
- Campaign 1 - put the proxy X and the accounts A,B into this campaign;
- Campaign 2 - put the proxies Y,Z and the accounts C,D,E into this campaign.
Now the software will always use proxies from the corresponding campaigns when accessing the accounts, and will never use proxies from other campaigns.
What if you have another proxy (W), that you want to share all of your campaigns? Remember, you cannot put one proxy into 2 campaigns... But there is a solution - the Global campaign. Whatever you put in Global campaign (or, in other words, do not assign to any specific campaign) will be used by all other campaigns. In our example, we add just one more step:
- Global campaign - put the proxy W here
Now the software will randomly use the proxy W whenever it needs to access either of (A,B,C,D or E) accounts. Of course, it will still the proxies from corresponding campaigns, like in the example above. You may be wondering, how the software decides when to use the proxy from the Global campaign, and when to use the proxies from the specific campaigns. In this case, it will depend on your IP address usage restrictions, specified in the settings. There is a whole separate article explaining this in detail, please take a look