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How to configure Sendgrid | Step-by-step guide
Aleksei Puhachov
by Aleksei Puhachov
How to configure Sendgrid | Step-by-step guide

Detailed Instructions for Setting Up and Configuring Sendgrid on A Comprehensive Step-by-Step Tutorial


Are you an email marketer, or a member of an advertising agency looking for ways to manage and configure your emails? 


Then Sendgrid is your go-to platform. Its advanced automation tools enable effective management of emails from any device from anywhere in the world making it ideal for agencies. has developed specific steps so you can make sure everything runs smoothly within the Sendgrid system. 


In this blog post, we'll cover all that’s needed to easily configure Sendgrid - helping you reach customers with flawless campaigns with minimal effort!



What is SendGird?


SendGrid is a cloud-based email service provider that enables businesses and developers to send, receive, and track emails on their applications.

It provides an API that simplifies the process of sending, receiving, and tracking emails within an application. With SendGrid, developers can move away from having to rely on SMTP servers or other mail services to manage their emails and instead focus on what they do best – developing applications. 

SendGrid has a host of features that can help developers improve the deliverability of their emails by using advanced analytics tools to monitor user engagement. 

The service also offers a suite of APIs for integrating with third-party services such as Salesforce, Slack, and Dropbox. In addition, its robust infrastructure ensures high performance and reliability for transactional emails like password resets and purchase confirmations. 

Finally, SendGrid provides detailed reporting capabilities so users can analyze insights about their campaigns in order to optimize them over time.



How to configure Sendgrid?


Step 1:


In the "Email address" and “IMAP username” fields, enter the email address that you have connected in "Senders" on SendGrid


How to configure Sendgrid


Past in fields


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Step 2:


In the fields "Email password" and "SMTP password" you need to specify the API Key, which is generated in your SendGrid dashboard:


API Keys


Create API Key


Create API KEY




Create API Key_1


Past in fields


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Step 3:


In the field "IMAP password" you need to enter the password from your mailbox


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✅ Important! if you use an email provider, then generate and use an App password and enable IMAP. Example with Google WorkSpace mail:

How to configure Gsuite with 2FA?


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Step 4:


If you use an email provider, check if your IMAP host is correct. Since we are using Google WorkSpace, please enter


imap gmail



Step 5:


SMTP SSL: This means if your server uses a secure connection. On if you are using a secure port (eg 587 or 465 port). Off if you are using an unsecured port (eg port 25 or 2525)


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Step 6:


IMAP SSL: This means if your server uses a secure connection. On, if you are using a secure port (eg port 993). Off if you are using an unsecured port (eg port 143)


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Step 7:


“SMTP username” for SendGrid: “apikey”


SendGrid apikey



Step 8:


“SMTP host” for SendGrid:


SMTP host




If you filled out everything correctly, then your mailbox connection form should look like this:


SendGird setup_2


It remains only to click on the "Connect" button and voila! Done, your mailbox is successfully connected and has started warming up🔥





If you're new to Sendgrid and email marketing, we hope this post was helpful in getting you started on the right foot. 


Configuring your settings correctly is vital to ensure a great email deliverability rate, which will in turn help you achieve your business goals. 


As always, if you have any questions or need assistance along the way, our team at Warmy is here to help.


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