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How to Be a SendGrid Marketing Solutions Partner

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What is a Marketing Solutions Partner? Marketing Solutions Partners at SendGrid are similar to traditional OEM partnerships—where parts of a product or service are re-packaged or re-branded under a different name. At SendGrid, our email service is being re-branded. Our Marketing Solutions Partners provide frontend services to their customers and SendGrid provides the backend email infrastructure. Our partners essentially build their businesses on top of our email deliverability platform. If you think you might be a Marketing Solutions Partner, ask yourself this one important question: Are you sending email on behalf of someone else? If you provide a CRM solution

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Event Webhook Update: Batched vs. Unbatched Events

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Recently, we released a new version of our Event Webhook. In this new version, we have made significant back-end improvements to increase the speed and stability of this webhook. Not using the Event Webhook? Well, click here, because you should be! Unbatched Events We would like to announce a change to this new version of the Event Webhook—SendGrid will continue to post data to customers’ applications with one significant change—we will no longer be accepting unbatched events. Adding this feature will increase the efficiency and stability of the Event Webhook. In the past, we have spent significant time recovering unbatched

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Commissions Inc. Reduces Time Focused on Email Management from 10% to 2% with SendGrid

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Real estate technology platform, Commissions Inc., connects top tier real estate brokers and agents to homebuyers and sellers. They work with hundreds of MLS data providers throughout the US and Canada that results in millions of listings housed within their platform. One of Commissions Inc’s primary value propositions is its speed and accuracy from home search to lead management. As a result, email was chosen as one of the primary vehicles for communicating to their audience base. With email, Commissions Inc. enables brokers and agents to deliver customized, targeted messages to homebuyers and sellers in the form of property alerts.

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Google’s New Image Caching: 5 Things You Need to Know

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Google has made a new change to how they display images in Gmail. According to Google, for security reasons, now instead of loading an image from an external host server each time an email is opened, Gmail is now storing these images locally on their own proxy servers. For context, at SendGrid, we perform image tracking by embedding a unique link to a small image file in each email that is sent. When a recipient opens a message and the mail client retrieves this image from our mail server, our statistics engine registers an “open event” for this recipient and

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Tutorial: Effectively Using SendGrid’s Email Activity Tool

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Our next installment in our VidGrid tutorial series covers email activity. In this video, Jayson demonstrates how to use the Email Activity tool effectively by giving some quick tips on what to look for when viewing the different event types. Use this feature to get details on the emails being sent through your account. Video Transcription Email activity is a great tool that lets you see what’s been happening to the emails that you’ve been sending out. Details that are available include: The date they were processed The date they were delivered Along with things such as: When people may have

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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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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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