The Azure Podcast
Cale and Sujit talk to Sam Gabor, who owns Advanced Trading Solutions, and discuss his foray into Azure, especially the SendGrid service for sending email. He offers valuable advice and tips for developers that want to incorporate sending email into their applications.
Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode114.mp3
Sam's tips on using SendGrid:
CAN-SPAM Act Info: https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/can-spam-act-compliance-guide-business Pay close attention to this part: “Each separate email in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act is subject to penalties of up to $16,000” In a bulk e-mail scenario, that can be disastrous!
SendGrid API Docs: https://sendgrid.com/docs/API_Reference/
Mail tester site: https://www.mail-tester.com/
Some pointers on increasing e-mail deliverability:
White-label domains that send e-mail through SendGrid (https://support.sendgrid.com/hc/en-us/articles/200548228-All-You-Need-to-Know-About-Whitelabeling )
Use http://mail-tester.com to score e-mails transmitted through SendGrid
Always check SPAM reports in the SendGrid dashboard and act on them promptly.
You can transfer a subscription to a colleaguehttps://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/mt130656.aspx
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