The Benefits of Sending Email in the Cloud

Carly Brantz Best Practices, Product

Sending email using a cloud-based SMTP server has numerous benefits for growing businesses, saving you time and streamlining your costs. Many of our customers started with custom systems, but as usage increased found that their current email infrastructure didn’t have long term appeal to the bottom line. As a result, they searched for more cost effective ways to manage their email and found outsourcing to be their solution of choice. In fact, outsourcing email is a growing trend among IT professionals that are charged with building a productive product line while managing costs.  Read More ›

Hacking the Midwest


When I heard that SendGrid was one of the API sponsors for Hack the Midwest on June 2nd and 3rd in Kansas City, I jumped at the chance to represent us there.  Although I was actually born in Kansas City, it had been nearly ten years since I’d been back, and I was super excited to see what the tech and startup scene had to offer.

Nearly 100 local hackers showed up to demo their skills at the competition.  Teams came in all shapes and sizes –  some from local startups, others comprised of groups of local tech enthusiasts.  There was even a father-son pair that ended up taking home some awesome prizes! Read More ›

Three Questions to Ask your SMTP Service Provider Before You Buy

Carly Brantz Best Practices

Getting your emails delivered to your customers is imperative if you want them to respond to your messages. While employing an outsourced SMTP email server solution is the best choice due to its ease of use and flexibility, before you make a final decision on who will take on the important task of handling your transactional email, make sure you ask the provider these three key questions. Read More ›

Guest post: SendGrid takes the Cake[PHP] when it comes to SMTP

Best Practices, Guest Post, Product

The following is a guest blog post from one of our customers and community members, Dave Loftis. Dave is an independent developer, and co-founder of and You can check out his blog at

If you’re a PHP developer who is building a large Internet application, or even a small one, using CakePHP, you have undoubtedly taken a look at Cake’s built-in Mail component. The built-in component is simple and powerful, and it works well for most things you might do. It’s really great for sending “welcome-to-X” or “forgot-your-password” emails. But, once you deploy and start using things in the real world, you’re going to run into some very real issues. If someone requests a password reset, they expect that email to arrive to their inbox within seconds. No one wants to search their SPAM filters for a password reminder message from a site they use. And, heaven forbid if you have a few thousand users and want to integrate mailing list management, or track the status of your messages in real time.

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