Release Notes

If you’re looking for SendGrid’s opererational status, see our Status Page.

Some categories featured in our release notes include:

UI Update
API Update
Partners Update
Price Update
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22nd August 2018

SendGrid Documentation is now the SendGrid Knowledge Center

The SendGrid Knowledge Center empowers you to get the most from your account with concise how-to resources and reference information on the SendGrid user interface, Marketing Campaigns, APIs, and webhooks. The Knowledge Center replaces Documentation with a new look, easy-to-navigate layout, and streamlined access to technical information with the “For Developers” section.

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8th August 2018

Unsubscribe Group Workflow

We’ve made managing your Unsubscribe Groups more intuitive and beautiful than ever. Create and edit Unsubscribe Groups with confidence, knowing exactly what your recipients will see, thanks to a side-by-side preview of both your Unsubscribe Preferences and confirmation pages. To learn more, take a look at our documentation.

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23rd July 2018

Dynamic content for transactional templates

We’ve added native support for a subset of Handlebars syntax in transactional templates sent using V3 of our Mail Send API. This new functionality allows you to iterate over lists, take advantage of conditionals, and use JSON test data to verify substitutions in the UI. For more information, check out our Getting started with Handlebars documentation, and our in-depth look at the Handlebars functionality that we support.

Known issue in the V2 API to parameter

If you use the API to parameter to specify a single recipient, that recipient is visible in the For field of the received header - so if you specify a single address, it should be an address that you are comfortable with your customer seeing. For example, use a generic email address in the to field that your customer is already going to see, like your from address. To completely omit the email showing up in the from header:

  • specify multiple addresses in the to field as an array, for example, to[]=a@mail.com&to[]=b@mail.com
  • Use the V3 mail send endpoint
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6th June 2018

TLS security

SendGrid now uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol v1.1 to send encrypted mail. If you have the Enforce TLS feature activated on one of your SendGrid accounts, messages sent to inbox providers that can only accept TLS v1.0 trigger a “TLS required but not supported” drop event. Based on our testing, most inbox providers support TLS versions v1.1 and above.

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1st June 2018

Email Activity Feed

The Email Activity Feed has been updated to include enhancements to email activity feed details, filtering, search options, and CSV export capability to ease the process of troubleshooting email delivery issues. In addition to the new enhancements, customers have the option to purchase 30 days of additional email activity history which includes API endpoint access.

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15th May 2018

Send To and Export All Contacts

We've updated Marketing Campaigns to allow you to send to and export all contacts within your database. Your 'All Contacts' database now operates like other lists that you create. To send to all contacts, select "All Contacts" from the recipients dropdown when editing a campaign. To export all contacts, select "Export" from the action menu on the Contacts page or by clicking the "Export CSV" button, now located in the top-right when viewing All Contacts.

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1st May 2018

Sales tax for customers in certain US jurisdictions

We’re beginning to charge sales tax for use of certain SendGrid products by non-tax exempt customers based in WA, NY, TX, Denver, Boulder or Chicago. This change is required to comply with applicable tax laws. For more information about our new sales tax and how to delcare your organization tax exempt, see Sales Taxes and Tax-Exempt Status.

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17th April 2018

Magento M1 and M2 Extension Update

We have upgraded our Magento Extension for M1 and M2 Marketplaces to V1.0.3. SendGrid’s extension in M1 and M2 is compatible with Magento Community 2.0, 2.1, 2.2.

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13th April 2018

CSV Upload Notification Email Address

We've made it easier for you to receive CSV upload notifications by adding an additional link to the CSV processing step. This link allows you to add an email address to your notifications directly from the contacts page and save it for future use.

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11th April 2018

Magento M1 and M2 Extension Update

We have upgraded our Magento Extension for M1 and M2 Marketplaces to V1.0.3. SendGrid’s extension in M1 and M2 is compatible with Magento Community 2.0, 2.1, 2.2.

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10th April 2018

Updated Alert Behavior

In order to provide a better user experience, we've updated the green alert banners you see at the top of the app. Green banners that notify users of successful actions now automatically dismiss after a few seconds, no longer stacking up within the field of view.

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9th April 2018

Truncating fields that go over max field character limits

This change applies to contacts added by uploading a CSV in the UI or when using the POST /contactdb/lists/{listid}/recipients/{recipientid} Add a Single Recipient to a List method. When adding or updating the firstname and lastname fields, SendGrid automatically truncates any field that exceeds the maximum character limit to ensure that the field is valid. Non-unicode characters are still not valid.

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16th March 2018

New Design Templates for Marketing Campaigns

We've added two new templates to the SendGrid Marketing template library! These templates, named "Modern" and "Coffee", offer fully-responsive and clean designs, giving you the framework you need to build beautifully engaging marketing campaigns. The new templates can be accessed by clicking Templates in the navigation, and selecting the Marketing option.

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14th March 2018

Fixed a segmentation date issue

There was a bug in the UI that affected the way that dates displayed for events when creating a segment. Specifically, the UI would show "01/01/70" as dates for events, when there was no data present. This has been resolved and now aligns with the rest of the UI, displaying "-" when applicable.

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8th March 2018

Unsubscribe Tag Support for Transactional Templates

The Unsubscribe module now uses asm tags in order to work with both Marketing Campaigns and Transactional email. To add unsubscribe links to your template, use the <%asm_group_unsubscribe_raw_url%>, <%asm_global_unsubscribe_raw_url%>, or <%asm_preferences_raw_url%> tags.

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6th March 2018

Code Editor Color Scheme

The color scheme (theme) of the code editor within Marketing Campaigns has been updated to be more visually clean and consistent. The new look helps code appear less cluttered, while aligning more closely with the SendGrid brand.

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1st March 2018

Email Activity Feed - Beta

As of 01 March 2018, we are beginning to roll out early beta access to our new Email Activity feature. This release includes enhancements to email activity feed details, filtering, search options, and CSV export capability to ease the process of troubleshooting email delivery issues.

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27th February 2018

Dates & Times Displayed on Campaigns Index

The Campaigns index page in Marketing Campaigns has been updated so that dates and times for important campaign events (like last edited or sent) are shown natively, below the name of each campaign.

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13th February 2018

Transactional Templates Search & Filtering

We've updated the Transactional Templates index page, allowing for dynamic search and filtering functionality by name, template ID, and template version ID. In addition to this improvement, we've updated what is seen when no templates are present –– more clearly conveying the need for a template version and offering a button to create one.

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4th January 2018

Table & Column Rendering in Outlook

We've resolved a bug affecting the way that tables/columns were rendering in some versions of Outlook.

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20th December 2017

Mailbox Provider Statistics

The mailbox provider statistics page has been updated to show more intuitive delivery percentages by each mailbox provider -for example clicks of delivered (by day by provider), instead of clicks of all clicks (by day by all providers).

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1st November 2017

Marketing Campaigns Contacts

The Contacts page in Marketing Campaigns has been updated to improve the user experience! The UI has been simplified to make adding contacts more streamlined and easy-to-use. For more information, see theadding contacts.

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11th October 2017

Custom field update

The limit of custom fields you can create has been increased to 120. This limit can be applied to any type of data contained in a contacts list including numbers, text, or dates.

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2nd October 2017

Substitution tag update

Substitution tags are no longer case sensitive in the email content. Previously, the substitution tag in your email content had to exactly match the substitution tag. For example, if you have the substitution tag [%panda%], and your email content says "hello [%PANda%], buy my bamboo", the substitution tag for [%panda%] is now applied.

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14th September 2017

Save your favorite colors

You now can save swatches of commonly used colors when designing email templates or campaigns.

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5th September 2017

Amazon Marketplace

SendGrid is now available on the AWS Marketplace! AWS customers are now able to integrate SendGrids email infrastructure and email marketing tools with their other AWS tools. For more information, see the blog and the documentation.

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1st August 2017

New editing experience

The editing experience has been updated to offer a better user experience when creating email campaigns or templates. Whether using marketing or transactional templates, you can choose between a marketer-friendly code editor and a flexible design editor that still offers HTML options.

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7th July 2017

Responsive image enhancements

Images are now responsive to the container they’re held within, as opposed to being a percent of their original size.