Delivery Service Integration Extensions

Every blog should be able to send emails with its hosting plan, altough there are a small number of hosting providers which disable that feature. The basic email delivery provided by your provider can be of low quality or reliability when you want to send a greater number of messages, like a newsletter.

In this case you can choose to send your marketing campaigns using an external mailing system. They are also called SMTP services referring to the fact they support the (old but still used) Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.

Those services offer a console where all the mailing activity is tracked along with an high level of reliability. They always offer a bounce detection service as well, so every “invalid” email address is reported back to keep the contact list clean.

Our professional extensions suite offers a number of integrations with the most important mail delivery services.

Choosing and using one of those services

You should select the service which best meets your budget. Almost every service offers a free or trial plan to test their features.

When you selected it, you can install one and only one of our integration extensions. Newsletter cannot use two delivery services at the same time.

Configuring and activating an integration extension

From the extension panel, install the integration extension for the service you have chosen (remember to set your license key on Newsletter main settings). Then:

  1. get the required parameters from the service console (for example the API key) following out documentation when needed
  2. configure the extension with those parameters
  3. test the delivery
  4. enable the integration
  5. do a test from the status panel

When testing the integration use few different email addresses if possible.

Changing the service

If, for any reason you want to change the service Newsletter should use to send emails, follow those steps:

  1. install the corresponding integration extension without activating it
  2. get the required parameters from the service console (for example the API key) following out documentation when needed
  3. configure the extension with those parameters
  4. test the delivery
  5. enable the integration
  6. deactivate the other integration extensions and delete it
  7. do a test from the status panel

When testing the integration use few different email addresses if possible.