Enabling SendGrid for your Transactional Emails

Enabling SendGrid for your Transactional Emails allows you to send a large number of email sequences through aNinja without limitations and without worrying about spam filters marking your messages as spam.

Email Services

By default, all emails go through the users’ email service (e.g. Gmail, Outlook…) using Nylas APIs. This is not recommended for bulk emails because the user is limited to the maximum number of emails allowed by his email service.

So, to be able to send bulk emails without limitations, we highly recommend using SendGrid.

Enabling SendGrid

1- Sign in to SendGrid

Or Signup to SendGrid if you don’t already have an account

  • Make sure you sign-up for the Essentials plan in Sengrid for this to work.
2- Create a SendGrid API key

Make sure to save your SendGrid API key immediately, as it shows one time, and if you lost it, you can’t retrieve it.

3- Authenticate your domain in SendGrid
  • This means that you are showing your email provider that SendGrid has your permission to send emails on your behalf.
  • After that, your recipients will no longer see the “via sendgrid.net” message on your emails. Which shows that the emails are coming from you. So, it is less likely that your recipients mark your emails as spam.
  • This increases your reputation with the Email Service Providers. And it’s less likely that they filter your emails and not allow them to be delivered to your recipients. Which increases your deliverability.
  • Lastly, SendGrid automatically attaches an unsubscribe link to the emails sent through it.

Please follow this link to authenticate your domain => https://docs.sendgrid.com/ui/account-and-settings/how-to-set-up-domain-authentication

4- Enable the Event Webhook in SendGrid

You’ve reached a step where you need to enable the event webhook in SendGrid.

5- Enable SendGrid on aNinja web app

  • And enable the rule: “Enable SendGrid for single and bulk email sequences”

  • Lastly, enter the SendGrid API key (don’t forget to click on the refresh button next to the input)Enabling SendGrid for your Transactional Emails
  • Once you’ve enabled SendGrid on your aNinja web app, all single and bulk email sequences will start being sent through the SendGrid service.

Our support team is happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Just leave us an email at support@aninja.com

Getting started tips

In this article, we bring you tips that will help you getting started with aNinja quickly and efficiently.

Getting started tips

We recommend you follow this sequence of steps to make your use of aNinja easier and more efficient. Click on the links for the detailed articles.

We also recommend you check the aNinja Onboarding article to get an overview on the aNinja features.

Connect your email and phone number
Additional Apps
  • If you want to use Zendesk for your ticketing
    • On the left sidebar, click on Settings > Apps
    • Install Zendesk in your aNinja account
  • If you want to use Calendly as your Calendar
Add and manage Users & Teams
aNinja Keys
Settings
  • Set your rules in Global settings
    • On the left sidebar, click on Settings > Global Settings.
    • Choose what works better for you from these settings
    • Here, you can directly enable SendGrid that allows you to send a large number of email sequences with no limitations.
Leads
Create your automations
  • Create Templates (email / text / note templates)
    • On the left sidebar, click on Automation > Templates
    • Templates are samples of emails and texts that you send to leads without re-typing the content every time.
  • Create Sequences
    • On the left sidebar, click on Automation > Sequences
    • Now that you’ve created your templates, you can use them to launch email sequences and text sequences to your leads. So Sequences allow you to use the email and text templates you’ve created, and send them to leads, in sequence, in a different interval of time.
  • Create Triggers
    • On the left sidebar, click on Automation > Triggers
    • After you’ve created the templates and sequences, you can set your triggers. Triggers are emails and texts templates delegated to be sent to the leads based on an event or condition.
  • Add an unsubscribe link to your outbounds for security.
  • Create a transactional email
Manage your Marketing Features

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