Mailgun is the preferred SMTP provider for Growably as it has the deepest integration.
There’s three (3) ways to integrate Mailgun into Growably, each with pros and cons and we run you through the options below 👇
OPTION 1: The API Method
This is the slightly slower, but better method 😎
The reason it’s better is because it is a deeper integration which gives you more email sending stats in Growably (such as Bounce Rates etc).
The reason it’s slightly slower is that you need to securely send us your Mailgun API Key and wait for us to add it into your account in our Admin Portal.
This takes us about 1-2 business days.
Once we securely receive your API key, we’ll add it within two (2) business days and send you across all the DNS Records you need to add so you’re ready to go.
(and before you ask, yes – we’ve already asked High-Level to build a system to allow you to do this yourself without us being stuck in the middle handling API keys 🤓)
OPTION 2: The Direct SMTP Method
This second option is the quickest yet not full featured method.
It’s the quickest because you can set it up immediately and start using it.
The reason it’s not full featured is because it doesn’t have deep statistical integration into Growably so you won’t be able to see stats like Bounces Rates etc.
This method literally just allows you to send emails via SMTP.
To configure this option, go to your Growably Settings section and select the SMTP & Mailgun Services page, click the Add Service button and choose Other.
Then just fill in all the SMTP details on the page and you’re good to go.
OPTION 3: Use our Mailgun Account
This option is where you use our Mailgun account as your SMTP Provider.
It’s for those of you that don’t want to setup your own SMTP Service.
There’s a bunch of cons to this option, including low sending limits and the part where if any other Growably user (accidentally) gets marked as sending spam, your email deliverability will also be affected.
In saying all that, if you do want to use our Mailgun account, simply send us an email to email@example.com with the Sub-Domain you want to use (see below) and we’ll get it added for you.