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From email deliverability best practices, to hackathon highlights, API tutorials, and everything in between, the SendGrid blog is your destination for all things email. Browse our most recent posts in the main feed or filter by category. Be sure to subscribe to the blog to get a daily digest of posts and reach out to us in the comments to let us know how we're doing.

Announcing New SendGrid Features and Functionality

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As the world’s largest email infrastructure as a service, we’re constantly improving the SendGrid experience and functionality for our customers. Today, we’re happy to announce the release of 4 new features: Email Scheduling Parameters IP Warm Up 2-Factor Authentication SSL-Enabled Click and Open Tracking. These new features are available right now and are completely free to use depending on your plan. Below, you’ll find a brief description of each of the new SendGrid features and how they’ll benefit your email program. For additional information, as well as directions on how to implement them, please click on the links to each

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Learn the ABCs of ISPs in Our Webcast – Next Tuesday!

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As email continues to evolve, it’s important to follow the best practices that will help your email reach the inbox. At SendGrid, we communicate with ISPs to help us stay on top of issues that affect our clients’ deliverability. In our webcast, The ABCs of ISPs, you’ll learn how to get you email delivered to major internet service providers (ISPs) like Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail. The ISPs are like the gatekeepers to the inbox. Now they aren’t the only thing that stand between you and your recipients, but they have a say in who makes it to the end user. Each

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Migrating an App to SendGrid’s Template Engine

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I’ve built a lot of applications to demonstrate what SendGrid can do over the past few years. Recently, I’ve started either updating them, getting rid of really old ones, or replacing them with newer ideas and more modernised examples. With the apps I’ve been updating, the biggest change has been removing all of the inline template code for the emails being generated by the app and moving it to SendGrid’s Template Engine, leaving behind a much cleaner looking codebase and a much more manageable set of templates. Migrating a simple app to Template Engine is really easy, here’s how I

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The Magic Behind Basic HTTP Authentication

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  It’s very easy to take things for granted as a developer. We almost always try and use libraries for every and anything to not reinvent the wheel. As I continue to grow, I find myself with a desire to dig deeper and understand the “black boxes” I’ve come to know. Recently, a beginner friend came to me needing a very simple authentication system. I told him about basic HTTP authentication to which he replied, “Sounds cool! How does it work?” I realized I had no idea and pulled up the spec. This one’s for you, Zack! When a request

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Grow Your Email List by Developing Valuable Content

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We’ve been talking a lot over the past two months about how to add subscribers to your email list the right way—that means no renting, purchasing, or sharing lists. So far, I’ve shared some tips on how to promote your email list and how to optimize your opt-in pages. Now, I want to talk a little bit about the content of your emails, because no one will want to sign up for your list if you don’t have anything interesting to say, right? So, here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re crafting your next email. 1.

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SendGrid TAMs Reach Out to Customers to Improve Their Email

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SendGrid is committed to customer success. One important element of that is our Technical Account Management team. So what are Technical Account Managers (or TAMs) doing for our customers? In addition to helping with the technical integration of the world’s largest cloud-based email platform, TAMs proactively monitor accounts for sending reputation and deliverability rates, they’re updated on all the latest ISP protocols, and they work directly with clients to make sure any issues are resolved as soon as possible. Reaching Out The SendGrid TAMs work with some of our highest-level clients to ensure their email programs are successful. One of the ways

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Play Reversi Using SendGrid

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The following is a guest post by Wataru Sato, a developer who works with SendGrid in Japan. He has a blog at http://awwa500.blogspot.jp/ and you can find his GitHub page here: https://github.com/awwa. I’m from Japan and work with SendGrid there. SendGrid is a powerful email service that sends a large number of emails every day. However, SendGrid’s APIs can also be used for fun! Today, I created a game using SendGrid. It’s called SendGrid-Reversi, and it let’s you play Reversi entirely over email! It runs on Sinatra, the data is stored in MongoDB, and the functionality is built on top of the various

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