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MailJet Setup Tutorial

We have all seen those posts regarding emails not getting sent or going to spam folders. Well, there are 2 ways you can resolve but most people are not aware on how to setup reverse DNS settings with a PTR record so, thanks to Baloo for mentioning MailJet for using with your SMTP module in UNA. To me, MailJet is one of the most affordable and easy setups I have seen yet so, I figured I would give a helping hand on setting it up. 

So here is what you need to do:

  1. Make sure you have installed the latest version of the SMTP module for UNA if you haven't already. You can do a search for SMTP in your Studio > Apps Market. 
  2. Go to https://www.mailjet.com/ and click the "Sign Up for Free" button. Enter you email address and password to setup the account. 
  3. During the setup, it is going to ask you what "type" of setup you want. Make sure you choose the "Developer" and "SMTP Relay" options. This is all you will need from them since you will be using them for just a SMTP service and IF you want to send "marketing" emails to all your members, I would suggest installing Mass Mailer module and using that instead. 
  4. Once you have completed the account setup, you will be given 3 important things you will need for your SMTP module at your UNA site.
  • USERNAME (API KEY): Which is the SMTP username in UNA
  • PASSWORD (SECRET KEY):Which is the SMTP Password in UNA
  • SMTP SERVER: Which is the SMTP server name in UNA. 

By default, your account will be set to a FREE account which allows 3,000 emails per month but, limited to 200 per day. If you have a lot of activity on your website, I would suggest upgrading that to the Bronze package which give you 30,000 emails a month with no daily limits. I prefer to pay monthly and it's $9.65/month

In UNA - Go into the SMTP module and do the following:

Put a checkmark in Enable SMTP mailer and SMTP authentication (Is your SMTP server requires username and password?)

Using the 3 pieces of important info from above, enter the values you have into the fields to match. I would suggest using Port 587 and change the secure connection to TLS. See below:

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You can also update the "From" field in SMTP with that you want. From here, you can click "Test" on the left side menu in the SMTP module. You can test to make sure you have everything setup properly. Enjoy! 😎 

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  • Awesome! thank you for doing this.

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    • You're very welcome

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      • It is asking if I want to send transactional SMS. Should I leave just checked yes? See screenshot.

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        • You will not be using that. So check NO on that one. 

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          • The last box asks ‘override default sender email address”. Do we put anything in that box?

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            • No sir, you can leave that blank unless you want to show the from email address something different than what you are using from your site. I wouldn't recommend that. 

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              • Thank u Chris , good to know.

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                • Works great! Thank you so much my friend!

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                  • You're welcome!

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                    • To do it well there are two important steps that I mention here to complete Chris's information. To do so, go to "my account".

                      image_transcoder.php?o=bx_froala_image&h=2519&dpx=1&t=15745489961. Is about security, you need to validate your domain name AND your sending email addresses. If you do not do this, you will receive a notification that an unvalidated email address is trying to send email.

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                      2. Not required but recommended.

                      To improve your sender reputation and deliverability, we strongly recommend that you set up a few DNS records.
                      This will allow us to sign outgoing email using DKIM and DomainKeys, and will inform your contacts' email providers that we are allowed to send your emails

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                      • I received the email you mentioned. I have authenticated my email address.

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                        • If I already have an email account set up with GoDaddy through my domain name, do I even need to use this service?

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                          • Yes, it's intuitive in fact, I find the package well tied, and I repeat, very frankly, if you have questions, they are not at all stingy with the answers, which is not negligible. Andrew Boon case everyone is satisfied, they have an API, the campaign e-mail creation interface is very powerful in addition they also have an SMS service, it can give ideas ;-) https://dev.mailjet.com/

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                            • When I did the test email, it automatically added my "sender" and marked it active. I attempted to verify my domain but I tried both adding the file to my site and the DNS record and each time it said it couldn't find it. Not sure why but I didn't do the domain verification part. I will try your #2 in a moment. 

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                              • Yes, mine are at OVH. It does not change anything, it's just the mass sending service.

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                                • Thanks Chris - I've featured this post. Hey Andrew Boon wouldn't it be cool if we could just grab this post and embed it directly into our UNA Instructional Wiki? ;) 

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                                  • Thanks 🤗

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                                    • another great one Chris 😂 👍 

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                                      • Chris i assume i choose what is shown in the attached picture?

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                                        • Also i have SSL, so on this field should i put "SSL" or "TLS?"

                                          Is your SMTP server requires secure connection

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                                          • Yes,  SMTP Relay as mentioned above. 

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                                            • TLS is what's used to securely connect to Mailjet via the port number.  It doesn't have anything to do with your site using SSL.

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                                              • Thanks bro!

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                                                • Ok, cool

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                                                  • I signed up for mailjet and it works great. It’s been a week and no emails have gone to spam.

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                                                    • Not in need of it Chris but thanks for sharing with the community

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                                                      • You're welcome Jeremy 

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