Coinciding with DrupalCon in Portland, Oregon, this week, SendGrid is excited to announce a partnership with Pantheon to provide developers building websites on Pantheon’s breakthrough Drupal platform the ability to access SendGrid as an integrated offering for scalable, reliable delivery of transactional email.
Pantheon’s all-in-one Drupal platform cuts the ties that bind developers to physical servers and provides everything they need to build, launch, and run solid websites.
Based on a modern Web scale infrastructure, Pantheon’s solutions deliver on the promise of “smooth scaling in software,” with no architectural changes, eliminating the hidden risks and costs of traditional hosting models. Drupal, the world’s fastest growing CMS, powers more than 1.5 million websites globally.
SendGrid and Pantheon share the goal of making it easier for developers to spend their time building the next great application or website instead of managing their infrastructure.
With over 20,000 Drupal websites launched on Pantheon, Pantheon handles the hardware, operating system, development tools, workflow, and scaling, freeing developers to focus on content strategy, design, mobile and social media experience to build an amazing website.
By teaming up with Pantheon, SendGrid can now help an expanding community of Drupal developers scale their email infrastructure and make sure their transactional messages reach the inbox.
If you are a Pantheon developer, follow these three simple steps to send email using SendGrid’s email service:
1. Create a SendGrid Account
You can send up to 200 emails per day for free with SendGrid, so it’s risk free to try out. Also, as a Pantheon customer, we are also able to offer you a discount on higher-volume plans. Sign up for an account to get started.
2. Download Drupal’s SMTP Module
Pantheon recommends using the actively maintained SMTP module to send email with Drupal, regardless of your email gateway. Luckily, SendGrid plugs right in.
Download the latest recommended release and install it in the code/sites/all/modules directory. You can push it with git, use the SFTP account in your Pantheon dashboard, or even use drush dl, the same as you would with any other module.
3. Add Your SendGrid Account Details
Login to your Drupal dev site with your Pantheon username and password, which gives you administrator access. Along the menu at the top of the screen, click on Modules, where you’ll see SMTP Authentication Support in the Mail section. Click “Configure” and you will see the SMTP settings page.