Using Mailgun to Send Emails from your Website
Mailgun’s SMTP Relay service is a quick an easy way to have ExpressionEngine transactional emails handled through a dedicated email provider. There’s just one tiny glitch you need to be aware of. The line ending setting needs to be changed from the default \n to \r\n. That’s it. Everything else is self-evident. But in case it’s not…
In your Mailgun account, go to the Overview for your domain. In my case, I just have their default sandbox domain. You’re going to select ‘SMTP’ as your mail option and the required settings, including username and password, will be revealed.
Go to your ‘Settings- Outgoing Email’ settings in your ExpressionEngine control panel and enter your Mailgun settings
Save your settings and send a few test emails from the Communicate page.
Hi Robin, Thanks for the article. May I send email marketing campaigns with this method? If not, how can I send email campaigns within ee with the custom HTML email templates? Thanks, Chris
No, ExpressionEngine removed the mailing list module quite a while back, as we decided that this was something much better handled by software that specializes in email- such as mailgun.
So- Mailgun to handle your mailing list? Good option. EE to manage the list and send via Mailgun API? Better to do it all in Mailgun (or your choice of service).
> how can I send email campaigns within ee with the custom HTML email templates?
I wouldn’t. I’d have a sign up form where they can sign up for your newsletter/mailing list/etc. But I’d handle the mail aspects outside of ExpressionEngine.
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