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Sendgrid

Use your own Sendgrid email account to deliver notifications to your users via Engagespot. For this you need a Sendgrid account, and an API KEY from Sendgrid.

Unique Identifier

Each provider is identified by a unique identifier. Unique identifier of Sendgrid provider is sendgrid_email

Enabling Sendgrid Provider

To enable Sendgrid provider, login to your Engagespot dashboard, goto Channels -> Email and enable Sendgrid Provider.

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Sendgrid email provider uses email attribute in your user's profile as the primary address to deliver the notifications. So make sure your user's profile has the email attribute set.

SMTP Provider Configurations.

Sendgrid Provider requires the following configurations.

ConfigurationDescriptionRequiredExample
API_KEYYour Sendgrid API KeyYesSG.ju725hFjsj9inbV44VctejKLe64lo8vc
FROM_NAMEDefault from nameNoAnand
FROM_EMAILDefault from emailNo[email protected]

How we send email via Sendgrid?

There is no rocket science here. We simply use Sendgrid API to deliver your notifications. By default, if you donot override anything, we'll consider your notification.title as the email subject, a combination of your notification.title and notification.message as your email's body (Plain text), and if you have specified notification.url, we will add a default button to your email with Click Here label.

Overriding Configurations

Sendgrid provider allows you to override all the above configurations (and you can specify several more options) while sending a notification through Engagespot API, using the https://api.engagespot.co/v3/notifications endpoint.

To override the configurations, you must supply them via override.sendgrid_email parameter of the above API. Within the override parameter, you can supply any parameter that we'll directly pass to Sendgrid /v3/mail/send API See doc. This makes sure you can use the complete features of Sendgrid API while still using Engagespot to control your notifications!

For example, the below example shows how to send attachments using Sendgrid provier.

POST /notifications

{
"notification": {
"title": "Anand commented on your photo",
"message": "Hey Steve, you're looking cool 😎. Who took this photo?",
"url": "https://your-app.com/photos/17293739",
"category": "comment"
},
"recipients": ["[email protected]"],
"override": {
"sendgrid_email": {
"_config": {
"API_KEY": "SG.ju725hFjsj9inbV44VcGdtejKLe645JDkd99374gbh395cyhRg424Goloplo8vc"
},
"personalizations": [
{
"to": [
{
"name": "Vinu",
"email": "[email protected]"
}
],
"dynamic_template_data": {
"friend_name": "Jobin"
}
}
],
"template_id": "t.18hfgcba64g464jck",
"attachments": [
{
"content": "PCFET0NUWVBFIGh0bWw+CjxodG1sIGxhbmc9ImVuIj4KCiAgICA8aGVhZD4KICAgICAgICA8bWV0YSBjaGFyc2V0PSJVVEYtOCI+CiAgICAgICAgPG1ldGEgaHR0cC1lcXVpdj0iWC1VQS1Db21wYXRpYmxlIiBjb250ZW50PSJJRT1lZGdlIj4KICAgICAgICA8bWV0YSBuYW1lPSJ2aWV3cG9ydCIgY29udGVudD0id2lkdGg9ZGV2aWNlLXdpZHRoLCBpbml0aWFsLXNjYWxlPTEuMCI+CiAgICAgICAgPHRpdGxlPkRvY3VtZW50PC90aXRsZT4KICAgIDwvaGVhZD4KCiAgICA8Ym9keT4KCiAgICA8L2JvZHk+Cgo8L2h0bWw+Cg==",
"filename": "index.html",
"type": "text/html",
"disposition": "attachment"
}
],
}
}
}

Within the override object of a provider, there is a _config property where you can override the default configurations defined in Engagespot dashboard for that provider. This property will be removed before merging the override object with Sendgrid's send API.