First you need to download AcyMailing from our website.
Then to send emails you'll need an API key, from Sendinblue. Here is how you get it:
Log into your Sendinblue account and go to SMTP & API from the top-right menu:
Once you're on this listing, you can either copy an existing API key or create a new one by click on the generate button and set a name for it:
Now you can simply copy the API key into the AcyMailing configuration.
You'll need one more thing to send email properly from AcyMailing: set the sender information. To do that you'll have to create a new sender into your Sendinblue account. Go to the menu Sender & IP on the top-right menu:
If you don't already have a Sender set you'll have to create a new one by clicking on add a new sender, set the name, email and save it:
Once you've set this information you'll have to set them into the AcyMailing configuration under the tab mail settings:
When you link your Sendinblue account with AcyMailing there are 2 kinds of email: transactional and marketing emails.
Marketing emails are the campaign you send in AcyMailing, classical, scheduled, and automatic. When you create a campaign of one of this kind the sending process will not be exactly like every other sending method in AcyMailing.
As Sendinblue doesn't allow us to send campaign directly via their API, we have to synchronize all of you users to Sendinblue, so when you change your sending method to Sendinblue the first thing to do synchronize your subscribers in the AcyMailing confirmation:
Once it's done you don't have anything to do with your subscribers, each time a subscriber is created, modified, deleted, it will be done in Sendinblue.
When you add an email to the queue, the email is not created in sending blue right away. You have to process the whole queue before the campaign is created and sent on Sendinblue. For each email in AcyMailing we created in Sendinblue:
A new attribute to add the HTML content of the email to send
A new list in which we add the users in
A new campaign that we send
Transactional emails are email triggered by subscribers actions, here an example of this kind of emails:
Automation email based on user action
On of the option in Sendinblue parameters concern the data cleaning. As we duplicate subscribers, lists and campaigns we have added an option to clean the data in Sendinblue so you can keep a clean dashboard. By default, we erase all the data linked to campaigns sent 1 month ago, you can change that as you want.
If you are having trouble sending emails with our Sendinblue integration you can check if you have the button Download log file in your AcyMailing configuration in the Mail Settings options.
If you can't really fix the issue with the messages in the log file you can contact us.
Feel free to read our full article regarding the Sendinblue integration