Category Archives: Product

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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Tutorial: How to Use SendGrid’s Whitelabel Wizard

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Today, our VidGrid tutorial details what SendGrid’s Whitelabel Wizard is and why should you use it. Our Customer Success Rep, Mohammed, explains what this powerful feature is used for and quickly walks you through the 3 step whitelabeling process. (The whitelabel feature is available on Silver packages and higher.) Video Transcription Hey everyone, today we are going to be talking about the Whitelabel Wizard, which is an extremely powerful tool that is offered by SendGrid. What is the Whitelabel Wizard? And why do we need to whitelabel our accounts? Whitelabel Your Account to Hide SendGrid Domain Depending on the sets

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Oh, Cardless: My Business Card Email App

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Due to a recent printing fail, I’ve found myself without any business cards and I’m about to head out to How To Web in Bucharest for 3 days where I’m certain I’ll meet a few folks who ask for my details. Luckily, I work for a company that makes sending and receiving emails from an application easy, so I whipped up this quick app using SendGrid and Heroku to give me a quick autoresponder on my vanity email address that will send a digital version of my business card out to whomever emails that address. It’s quick to turn around

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Send and Track Email with Google Glass

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Currently, sending an email with Google Glass is trivial, you just say “OK Glass, send a message to [Name]” and dictate your message. Done. If you want a similar experience for your Glassware’s users and also the ability to track those emails (opens, clicks, bounces, etc.), SendGrid is your solution. This post provides the information needed to send and track emails via Glass using the Google Mirror API and SendGrid’s Python library. The methods outlined here should be similar for integrating with other Glassware supported languages. You can find our complete list of official libraries at our documentation. To get

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Tutorial: How to Create a SendGrid Subuser With Its Own Whitelabel

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Our latest VidGrid tutorial is about how to create a SendGrid subuser that has its own whitelabel–separate from its parent account’s. We talked about how to create a SendGrid subuser (that shares a whitelabel with its parent account) in last week’s VidGrid, so check that out here before you get started. And read on and watch as Anthony from our Support team walks you through the process. Video Transcription Subusers are child accounts available for all silver level and higher customers. Subusers share the same overall credit pool but have their own unique SMTP credentials, settings, stats, and site login.

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How We Dogfood Loader.io in SendGrid Engineering

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This post comes from Sr. Software Engineer Sam Nguyen. At SendGrid, we send hundreds of millions of emails every day and the traffic keeps on growing. Recently, we worked with one of our major high-volume customers who were starting to push our mail sending API service to its limits. We had to figure out how help them send more email, faster. To identify areas for improvement, we turned to Loader.io — a project of SendGrid Labs — to benchmark performance before, during and after the optimization process. Within seconds of starting a benchmark, Loader.io can spin up 10,000 concurrent clients

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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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