Category Archives: Product

Looking Back: The Top Email Posts From June

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We strive to provide helpful, interesting, and informative content about all things email on the SendGrid blog. In June, we touched on some great topics, including email security, email templates, and webhooks. In case you missed them, below is a wrap-up of the blog posts that we think you’ll find most helpful to your email campaign: SendGrid and the Future of Email Security Our Chief Security Officer, David Campbell, announced that SendGrid is now utilizing opportunistic TLS encryption to make sure that the mail customers send through SendGrid is secure. SendGrid’s Template Engine Tutorial We provided an online tutorial to guide

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SendGrid Announces Partnership and a Special Deal for Customers With Sendwithus

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Today, we are very happy to announce a partnership with email optimization and segmentation company, Sendwithus. Easing pain points for developers has been a longstanding focus at SendGrid. As part of that mission, we are always looking for ways to empower developers and marketers with the features and tools they need to succeed both independently and collaboratively. “When we talk with developers at growing companies, one common theme we hear is the need to provide marketing teams with more control over their transactional email—so we launched our Template Engine in May to do just that” said Jim Franklin, SendGrid CEO. “Sendwithus shares

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Template Engine Demo – Q&A

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With the announcement of one of our latest releases, the SendGrid Template Engine, we thought it would only be fitting to host a demo for our current and potential customers. Our demo provided a firsthand experience of what the new app is capable of, and showed exactly how to implement it. Within our demo, we had a lot of great questions asked during our live Q&A, and we figured you may benefit from hearing the answers as well! Our host John Vajda, SendGrid Product Manager, took some time to answer the following questions: Do I have to use the body and

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Maplin Attributes £1,000,000+ in Annual Revenue from Retail Newsletter Delivery

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“With SendGrid, email delivery is flawless. Emails get inboxed within an hour and we can easily track the effectiveness of our campaigns.” –Dave Stott, Transformation & Operations Team Leader (OSI) Maplin is a major electronics retail specialist with over 200 stores throughout the UK and Ireland. Home to over 15,000 products from CCTV kits, to specialty electronics components, Maplin has an extensive online and mail-order business. The Challenge: Email Throttling Maplin relies on e-commerce as a key driver of their revenue, and therefore, depends on email to drive sales both on and offline. To generate awareness, Maplin sent promotional email

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SendGrid’s Template Engine Tutorial

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Last week, we announced the release of a new feature, our email Template Engine. To learn more about how to implement the Template Engine, our support team created a step-by-step tutorial as part of our running VidGrid series. Access the tutorial here, and below with an accompanying transcription. And for a more in-depth look at the feature, please join us on Tuesday, June 17th at 1pm ET, for a live demo with our Product Manager John Vajda. Register here. Transcription Hello, and welcome to the VidGrid tutorial for Template Engine, SendGrid’s new transactional email template application. Template Engine breaks down

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SendGrid and the Future of Email Security

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UPDATED: 5 June 2014, 16:00 MDT to reflect Hotmail’s new TLS support! Here at SendGrid, we get a lot of questions about email security. Recent revelations about widespread nation state dragnet surveillance have raised awareness about email security to new levels. We are excited to announce, that effective today, all email sent via SendGrid will utilize opportunistic encryption using TLS. For a long time now we have supported encryption for submitting messages to SendGrid, either via our HTTPS API, implicit SMTP-SSL, or SMTP with STARTTLS. Now when we deliver your message to its recipient we will attempt to negotiate a

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SendGrid Presents: Code Workshop

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The following announcement comes from SendGrid’s Support team. One of our primary goals at SendGrid is to make integrating with our platform and sending email as easy as possible for our customers. To help you accomplish this, we’ve developed a new tool called Code Workshop. Code Workshop provides customers a place to test their code in multiple code languages. In addition to generating code examples, Code Workshop can be used to construct JSON content for use with SMTP API headers. SendGrid’s Code Workshop has two fields. In the first, you can enter all of your message information, including “to” and

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