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50,000 Miles of Email Deliverability: SendGrid Delivered Retrospective 2013

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2013 was a pretty incredible year for us in the world of SendGrid Delivered. Fifteen domestic and international stops kept us busy while we spread the latest trends in email and deliverability and tips, and tricks to improve email testing and analysis. Whether you are a customer, interested party, friend, (or somewhere in between) we consider ourselves lucky to have had the chance to meet with so many of you in person! Lessons Learned on the Road Not only did our attendees learn new things, but the entire tour was a learning experience for us as well. We set out initially to

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SendGrid Spotlights: A Year in Review

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“When tasked with a seemingly insurmountable goal, ask yourself ‘how do we get there’ instead of ‘we can’t do it.’” – Isaac Saldana Throughout 2013, we had a number of our SendGrid team members share why they came to SendGrid and what they’ve learned from working at a growing company through our SendGrid Spotlight series. We know that many of our customers and blog readers are entrepreneurs, so to close out the year and kick start another great one, we’d like to highlight some of the inspiration that they’ve shared. Hopefully these insights will inspire you to take 2014 by

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Subuser Reports and Other @SendGrid Tweets Answered

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Each month we get lots of tweets to our main @SendGrid account from users, potential users, and people on the hunt for free schwag. Many of these tweets are answered directly by our team of Developer Evangelists but we thought that some of the answers to those questions might be of interest to more of you, so we’re going to try and highlight a few interesting ones each month and give those answers a more permanent home. Here’s a selection from the past few weeks and their answers: Question 1: Subusers @SendGrid question: can subusers have their own unsubscription and

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Catch Ya Later Movember

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Alas, Movember is officially over. We certainly had a lot of fun with it this year in our office, and are sad to see it go. (Though some of us may be a little more thankful than sad that they can finally get that muskrat looking thing off of their face!) Regardless, we have quite the lineup of reveals for Movember: Final ‘stache pictures Winning office for Count My Reps Total donation to the Movember Foundation Final Week 3 & 4 Pics: Count My Reps SendGrid also grabbed the opportunity to use Movember as a motivational tool to get moving

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Simulating Pokemon with SendGrid (and an Audience)

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Hi, I’m SendGrid’s newest evangelist, Yamil Asusta. I have fond memories of playing a lot of Pokemon when I was young. Blue, Yellow, Silver and Gold. The good old days. Recently I’ve seen a lot of hype around the new games Pokemon X and Y. It is for this reason that I decided to build my first SendGrid API demo around this game I enjoyed so much. How do you play Pokemon with email? The dynamic is simple. For every email the audience sends to the application, a little mail will fly towards the Pokemon performing damage to it. At

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Why “Thank You”—It Is Coming In Nicely: Movember Update

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Things are getting pretty hairy around the SendGrid offices…literally (not in the chaotic use of the word, but in the moustache, soul patch, goatee, mountain man beard sense). We have an incredible 52 internal Movember participants this year and let me tell you, they are off to a great start! This year, we are embracing Movember in a three pronged approach—internal moustache/beard growing, an internal health challenge, and a Share the ‘Stache initiative for everyone to be involved with that ultimately results in a donation to the Movember Foundation! Internal Moustache Update A little preview of our fan-stache-tic progress below:

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Growing Up is Hard to Do – How to Scale with SendGrid

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It’s what every software company strives for – growth! But in the email world, the bigger or more popular you are, the more email you tend to send. As a start-up, you may have chosen systems and processes that worked well when you were a big fish in a small pond, but as you enter the high powered sea of success, your growth is starting to stretch your resources. Many of our clients have made the switch to SendGrid as they searched for a system that could scale and provide the flexibility they needed to effectively communicate with their growing

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