How to set up ‘Transactional Emails’ with Mandrill to reduce cost and improve deliverability

User can also use Mandrill for Transactional Emails by integrating with Mailchimp.

What is Mandrill??

Mandrill is a transactional email API for MailChimp users. It’s reliable, powerful, and ideal for sending data-driven emails, including targeted e-commerce and personalized one-to-one messages,automated transactional emails.

Now let's see how to access Mandrill through Mailchimp

Step 1: Login to Mandrill through Mailchimp

Steps 2: Go to Outbound in the Mandrill dashboard and create new template for transactional Email.

Steps 3: You can send emails through SMTP and API integration for sending and receiving transactional emails from a particular sender.

Steps 4: Mandrill to send emails from:

  • Create a API Key
  • Next, add your domain and verify along with SPF and DKIM settings.

Step 5. How to add SPF and DKIM settings in your hosting:

  • Login to your hosting server
  • Click on Domain Panel and go to DNS Zone Editor
  • Add on your basic DNS records of SPF and DKIM settings from Mandrill.

  • Now you can see your Test DNS record is verified and valid in Mandrillr

Step 6. Before sending the template set your content dynamically whom to send and from where the template should go ,in your API backend either using JSON,PHP,RUBY etc..

Step 7. Now the template is all set to send ,you can also have a look at preview of your template before sending.

Step 8.That’s it you can go and check your result to API Logs section where you can find no. of API calls failed to send and the no. of succeeded for your Template.

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