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How to Use SendGrid’s SMTP Settings in EasyMail7 to Send Email Newsletters


G-Lock EasyMail7 works perfectly with any third party SMTP server and SMTP relay service like Amazon SES, SparkPost, SendGrid, Mailjet, Mailgun and others.

This tutorial guides you through the steps how to configure EasyMail7 to use the SendGrid’s SMTP settings.

The tutorial assumes that you have already installed and activated either the trial or licensed version of EasyMail7 and that you created and account with SendGrid and verified your sending domain. If you don’t have an account with SendGrid yet, you can create it here.

Step 1. Configure EasyMail7 to Use the SendGrid’s SMTP.

Start EasyMail7 and go to Settings -> Email Accounts.

Click “Add New”.

Enter the account name, your “From” name, “From” email address, “Bounce (return)” email address and “Reply” email address under the General tab.

How to Use SendGrid's SMTP Settings in EasyMail7

Then click on the “Delivery Options” tab.

Choose the “Send via SMTP Server” delivery mode and then choose SendGrid from the list of pre-defined SMTP.

How to Use SendGrid's SMTP Settings in EasyMail7

EasyMail7 will automatically fill in the SMTP server (smtp.sendgrid.net), port (587), and security protocol (STARTTLS). SendGrid also supports the port 2525 without SSL.

Now check the “My server requires authentication” option and enter your SendGrid account login username and password.

Click “Test” to test the SMTP settings.

If you receive a test email from EasyMail7, everything is good and you are done. If not, double check if your settings are correct.

Click OK to save the account settings in G-Lock EasyMail7.

How to Use SendGrid's SMTP Settings in EasyMail7

Step 2. Setup the SendGrid Account for Forwarding Bounce and Spam Complaint Emails.

To maintain your sending reputation, you have to suppress bounced and complaining users from your mailing list.

For that, you need to set up your SendGrid account to forward bounced and spam emails to your Return (Bounce) email address that you use in EasyMail7.

Follow these steps:

Go to your SendGrid account.

Click on Settings -> Mail settings.

Click on “Forward Bounce”.

Click “Edit” and type in your Return email address that you entered in the EasyMail7’s account.

Click the check mark to save it.

Click On to activate the bounce forward.

Do the same things for the “Forward Spam”.

How to Use SendGrid's SMTP Settings in EasyMail7

Now SendGrid will start forwarding your bounces and complaints at your Return email address.

You have to configure the EasyMail7’s Bounce Handler for processing of bounce emails and complaints.

Track Bounce Emails with GlockApps

In addition to the EasyMail7′ Bounce Handler, you can use the GlockApps spam testing tool to monitor bounce emails using SendGrid’s event notifications.

The GlockApps Bounce Monitor provides real-time analytics about your bounce messages. It collects bounce emails and shows you the bounce error code and reason so that you can see why the email bounced: hard or soft bounce, block or complaint.

It differentiates bounces by the sender email address and domain. It also shows you a graphic diagram in order you can see spikes in your bounce rate over time.

To use GlockApps for bounce email monitoring, enable the Event Notification in your SendGrid account.

Go to Settings -> Mail settings.

Click on “Event Notification”.

Click ON to turn it to On.

Click “Edit”.

Copy-paste your HTTP POST URL provided by GlockApps. You can find it in your GlockApps account.

Choose the types of bounce emails for processing: Dropped, Deferred, Bounced, Unsubscribed From and Mark as Spam.

Click “Save”.

How to Use SendGrid's SMTP Settings in EasyMail7

Now make the following setting in EasyMail7.

Under Settings -> Email Accounts, open the settings of your account using the SendGrid SMTP settings.

Click on the “Custom Headers” tab.

Copy-paste the below custom header. This header allows to transmit additional parameters via event notifications such as the From email address and Subject line and show them in the bounce email analytics report in GlockApps.

X-SMTPAPI:{ "unique_args":{"from":"%%Mail_From%%", "X-FBL":"%%X-FBL%%","subject":"%%Subject%%"}}

How to Use SendGrid's SMTP Settings in EasyMail7

Click OK.

Read also: How to Track SendGrid Bounces with GlockApps

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