Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's Been A While

How are things?

We wanted to update you on some of the new features we've been working on in recent weeks.

Most of the new features and updates we've made lately have been for our Broadcast Marketing Product, JangoMail. If you're interested in a product with all of the features of JangoSMTP as well as additional features tailored specifically for list management and broadcast email marketing, check out our JangoMail blog to learn about some of the latest features we've developed. Consider a Free Trial or a subscription and give it a test run.

Inline with our commitment to bringing you the best transactional email experience, we have some cool new features to help you make the most of JangoSMTP.

Multiple CC's and BCC's

We made some modifications to how bcc and cc's work. Plain and simple, we added the capability to specify multiple cc's and bcc's in your email via the SendTransactionalEmail API Method or by sending them through the relay-- and we made sure that they're displayed exactly how you want them displayed for every end-recipient.

To specify multiple cc and bcc addresses with the SendTransactionalEmail API method:
See the method's help page for a full reference. Specify cc's and bcc's via the "option" string parameter. Use a comma between each option (cc and bcc) and a semicolon between each email address, as in this example:


To specify multiple cc and bcc addresses via the transactional relay:
Compose your email exactly how you would normally with your email client, via your website, or your application, specifying the cc/bcc addresses as you normally would. Bounce your email off the relay server at relay.jangosmtp.net at the standard SMTP port and use either SMTP Auth with your JangoSMTP username and password, IP authentication by specifying your private, external IP address in your JangoSMTP account settings, or use an authorized "From Address" that you specified in your account settings. And leave the rest up to us.

Journaling Addresses

One feature many customers asked us for was "Journaling Addresses". These are email addresses you can add to your account that receive a receipt (copy) of every outgoing email that is sent through the relay or with the API. With journaling addresses, keeping a re-traceable history of all outgoing communications for internal audit purposes couldn't be more simple.

To add Journaling Addresses to your account:
Go to Settings --> Authoring --> Journaling Addresses
And add as many journaling addresses as you'd like.

Journaling Addresses receive a copy of every email that is transmitted through the relay with all headers intact in the way they were originally crafted by you before initiating the send. For example, if you sent an email to a recipient with 4 cc's and 4 bcc's, you will see all of these recipients under the proper heading (to/cc/bcc) in the email sent to the journaling address, so you can have a real, traceable audit of all emails that were sent.

Sync Unsubscribes to Salesforce

We gave you the ability to connect to your Salesforce account and sync your unsubscribed list to Salesforce, so you can be sure you have most relevant data on your users that have unsubscribed from your transactional emails.

This is a feature that has been available for JangoMail customers for a few months now and it was specifically requested by a JangoSMTP customer-- so we thought, why not? To connect to your Salesforce account and sync your unsubscribed list:

Go to Settings --> Advanced --> Link Salesforce.com Accounts

And add your Salesforce Credentials on the dialog that comes up. There's a little bit of setup you need to do on Salesforce first but after that you should be good to go. If you use Salesforce, this new feature can save you a bunch of manual labor in the short term and in the long run, as syncing occurs on a daily basis.

Connect and Sign-In with Facebook

Do you use Facebook? Who doesn't? JangoMail has many new features that involve Facebook, but we thought we'd open the gates of possibility and give you the option to connect with Facebook on JangoSMTP as well. First and foremost, you'll be able to sign into your JangoSMTP account with a single click of the "Sign-In with Facebook" button on the login page. No need to remember your JangoSMTP credentials, unless that's your thing.

To connect with Facebook:
Go to Settings --> Advanced --> Connect with Facebook

And click the button to connect with Facebook. Once connected, you'll be able to Login to JangoSMTP with Facebook from the login page. New users can also sign-up for a Free JangoSMTP account with Facebook as well. Future integrations we make with Facebook will be right at your fingertips. What other features would you like to see us develop with Facebook?

Until Next Time

It has been great catching up with you. But we have to get back to doing what we do best-- delivering emails. We look forward to the next run-in where we'll have more exciting news for you. Stay tuned, happy sending, and drop us an email anytime. We'd love to hear from you.