Category Archives: Product

Code Challenge: Creating a Black Friday Mashup with Kimono and SendGrid

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This is the post for Day 2 of my 15 Days of Code Challenge. In it, I’ll be looking at the Kimono Labs API and mashing it up with the SendGrid Web API. I’ve wanted to play around with the Kimono Labs API for a while, but never got the time. We’ve talked about the difference between webhooks and APIs on the blog before, so you can head there for a refresher. I thought this would be perfect for Day 2 of my blog series. Plus, Black Friday is this week and what better way to show off another cool API

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SendGrid and Sendwithus: A Video Tutorial

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In June, we happily announced a partnership with email optimization and segmentation company, Sendwithus. Sendwithus is a premium template service that enables your marketing team to take more control of email and allows your developers to focus more time on your application. As part of this partnership, all SendGrid customers receive Sendwithus’ “Starter” plan for free. To provide some more detail on how to set up your free account with Sendwithus and how you can access their email templates to send transactional, drip, and segmented emails, we asked Matt Beers from our Support team and Matt Harris, CEO at Sendwithus

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Stamplia Builder Creates and Exports Templates Directly to SendGrid

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This year, we’ve been focused on bringing you an easier way to create engaging email content. In May, we introduced our Template Engine and in June we introduced our partnership with Sendwithus. Today, we’re showcasing a company that has created another great content opportunity for our customers. Stamplia allows customers to create templates for nearly any email they want to send, including newsletters, transactional email, and responsive email through their free Stamplia Builder account. Stamplia Builder allows customers to easily drag-and-drop message elements and edit wording of any Stamplia template. Rather than spend time and resources on developing, designing, and

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Introducing: SendGrid List Assist

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Here at SendGrid we strive to not only help people send quality emails, but to teach and assist them in fostering good, intelligent sending habits. A major theme we see from a support standpoint is the need to regularly update recipient lists. As senders experience bounces, unsubscribes, and spam reports, they should be purging their sending lists of these to make sure they are only sending to their usable contacts. In an effort to satisfy this need, our support team has created a new SendGrid feature to help you manage your lists. We are proud to introduce the new SendGrid List Assist

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The Myth of Opportunistic TLS and Email Privacy

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Back in June, SendGrid joined a large group of Internet companies in the effort to prevent dragnet surveillance of customer traffic. On our part this specifically involved adding opportunistic TLS—encrypting traffic to any mail server that supports it. While this does move us closer to the goal of complete customer privacy, there are some caveats that aren’t often talked about. Opportunistic TLS does provide better privacy than sending everything cleartext, but it does not provide any protection against an attacker attempting to hijack traffic to a specific domain. All an attacker needs to do is take over the domain, not

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Introducing the Next Generation of SendGrid and Advanced Suppression Manager

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Over the last few months, we’ve been hard at work innovating how our customers engage and work with their SendGrid accounts. Today, we’re happy to announce that a new generation of the SendGrid Customer Portal is available for customers to try in beta. This optional, early-stage version of the new SendGrid Customer Portal provides SendGrid users with an improved user experience and interface consistency.   Moving forward, this new SendGrid environment will be the place to find new products, features, and enhancements. Log into the beta to find announcements every few weeks! To try the SendGrid Customer Portal beta, log

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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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