Category Archives: Partnerships

Collect Inbound Email Using Python and Flask

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Our Inbound Parse Webhook allows your app to receive an email formatted as a JSON object for easy processing. Any script will do for creating the webhook endpoint, but in this tutorial I’ll share a simple Python microframework called Flask. Set Up and Configure your SendGrid Account The Incoming Parse Webhook is available through our free, Silver and higher plans. If you don’t have a SendGrid account, go ahead and sign up here. After completing your SendGrid account setup, we will need to create an email address to be used for receiving emails. This is achieved by setting your MX

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How SendGrid Enables Our Unified Mobile Communications Platform

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This guest post comes from Jim Barnes of Moblico, a mobile platform for loyalty management. Mobile apps have naturally become the answer to interacting with the ever-connected consumer. We all know that it doesn’t stop at making an app. There are a number of ways you can communicate with your customer. Chiefly among them are email, SMS, and push notifications. To be able to hit all of these well, Moblico uses SendGrid and other cloud-based backend messaging services so that we can focus on our loyalty management tools for application marketers. Over the last three years developers, including our own,

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ProfitBricks Launches Transactional Email with SendGrid

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Today, we’re excited to announce a new partnership with ProfitBricks, a Berlin-based, leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company. ProfitBricks, founded in 2010, has rapidly expanded its second-generation cloud computing footprint in Europe and the U.S. It’s recent price reduction and continued performance leadership puts ProfitBricks in a position as cloud computing’s price/performance leader. The partnership between SendGrid and ProfitBricks addresses increasing demand from ProfitBricks’ customers to send transactional email from their web applications hosted in ProfitBricks’ data centers. SendGrid will provide ProfitBricks’ customers access to all the necessary email deliverability capabilities for their applications via APIs, allowing them to focus on their

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How We Found the Cloud Integration Trifecta

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Cloud Foundry makes developers’ lives easier. You can build, test, deploy, and scale applications quite quickly – freeing you up to focus on the core of your product. It’s great, but what will prove to be even greater is the Cloud Foundry services. The ability to quickly use services from Cloud Foundry adds a lot of power to you the developer. You can add databases like ClearDB, MongoLab, and Redis, application monitoring with New Relic, or email sending with SendGrid. Did you know that you can also create your own services? You can, and you can add them to the

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CloudBees Makes TomCat 7 Email Easy

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The following is a guest post from Cyrille Le Clerc, Solutions Architect at CloudBees As a longtime SendGrid partner, we’ve helped bring SendGrid’s email solution to our Java platform-as-a-service. With our TomCat 7 container, now it’s just as easy to get SendGrid into Apache’s JavaServer/JavaServlet project, hosted using CloudBees. Get Started To begin, use this ClickStart as a starting point. This will set up a continuous deployment pipeline – a CloudBees Git repository, a Jenkins build compiling and running the test suite (on each commit). Should the build succeed, this seed app is deployed on a Tomcat 7 container. Tomcat

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Send Email with Meteor and SendGrid

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Meteor is a cool new framework for rapidly building modern web applications. At PayPal’s BattleHack in Austin I had the chance to watch David Brear use it. He built a lot of functionality in a short amount time. In this post, I am going to quickly show you how easy it is to use SendGrid with your Meteor application. Add The Email Package Once you have Meteor installed, add the email package. meteor add email Setup the MAIL_URL Next set up the MAIL_URL in server/smtp.js. touch server/smtp.js Paste in the following – replacing your_username and your_password. Meteor.startup(function () { process.env.MAIL_URL

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Email Statistics Added to SendGrid Plugin on WordPress

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We recently announced our integration with WordPress to create a SendGrid plugin that uses SMTP or API integration to send outgoing emails from your WordPress installation. This integration replaces the wp_mail function included with WordPress. The SendGrid plugin is free and routes all of your WordPress emails through SendGrid, providing greater email deliverability. Now we’ve enhanced our plugin on WordPress to include real-time statistics on important transactional email performance factors including deliverability, compliance, and engagement. With access to SendGrid statistics, you’ll now have powerful insight into the performance of your transactional email to track requests, drops, deliveries, spam reports, bounces,

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