SendGrid is among the most reliable and scalable email relay services that can help you send large volume of marketing as well as transactional emails, without the fear of getting the deliverability suffer. There is couple of possibilities for sending emails through SendGrid that includes SMTP Relay and Web APi. This specific article discusses the latter one, using CampaignsPlus account to send through SendGrid web APi.
Before You Start
Before we start discussing the CampaignsPlus function of integrating your SendGrid account to send the emails you have created within CampaignsPlus through SendGrid web APi, let’s take a note of the elements that belong to SendGrid account.
The first obvious is certainly the SendGrid account that you would need in order to use SendGrid resources for sending. Once you have the account, you can use the APi settings within SendGrid to create an APi key for your account. This is something that SendGrid needs to authenticate the APi call.
In order to send your emails through SendGrid system, you would need to configure a CampaignsPlus Sending Node with your SendGrid account. Here goes the step by step process.
Navigate to Sending Node
Among the available choices on the mail services you have on the page you land after clicking the Sending Node, click “SendGrid” to proceed, like in the above mentioned image.
Name & Group Name
Provide a name to the sending node you are about to configure, i.e. SendGrid Node etc. The second field is making the sending node part of any existing or a new group. Grouping helps you manage Sending Nodes belonging to certain service, server or genre, i.e. Email Service Providers etc.
APi key is the authorization method that SendGrid uses to authenticate an APi request. You create and manage your APi key using your account with SendGrid and uses it here to authenticate the APi call you send to SendGrid.
Sender Information Batch
From here onwards the fields/selections belong to the sender information batch, also known as from information. It consists of From Name and Emil, Reply email and Bounce Email address. Sender Information is managed on different levels in CampaignsPlus, a sender information batch is attached with the lists you create, with the Sending Nodes you configure and you can also provide custom sender info during the processing of scheduling an email campaign. All these fields are mandatory and need to be filled with appropriate information.
Select a sending domain from the dropdown. Sending domains are discussed extensively in a separate article that you can refer to learn more about the Sending Domains.
Select the status for the sending node as “Active” or “Inactive”. Inactive nodes will not be able to send emails.