How to get started with MimePost?

It’s damm easy with a limited number of steps. That’s what MimePost believes. It has very handpicked features and every new feature which has been prioritized is the one which really gives value back to you.

But, if you are reading this answer, then definitely there is some problem with the getting started/setup flow. MimePost never wants its user to read help docs, but if you are landed here then something really went wrong or there is something which you’re unable to understand on the dashboard. Feel free to share your comments below to help MimePost enhance its application to make it more user friendly.

Let’s see how to start with MimePost;

  1. Signup: If you’re a new user. Skip reading if you already have an account with MimePost. If you agree with our Good Sender Policy, then we welcome you to signup on MimePost.

  2. Add your Sender Domain: Once, you’re signed up, you will be getting access to your MimePost account where the next step is to configure your sender domain. Note: Unless you have a sender domain configured and approved by MimePost, you won’t be able to send any emails. Sender domain is the one which will be part of your From Address in emails. Example; if you are sending email from support@mydomain.com to somebody@gmail.com, then mydomain.com is the one which needs to be added and configured on MimePost. If you have multiple sender domains, then you should add those before actually using those to send emails. Both domains and sub-domains are allowed for sending emails. Here is a sender domain policy with which your domain should compile with, in order to ensure the domains which we will be reviewing covers the basic hygienes, required for sending emails from MimePost’s Good Sender Network (GSN).

  3. Domain Verification and Authentication: Once you have added the domain, you need to verify the ownership (that you actually owns the domain) and also you need to authenticate our mail servers to send your emails. In order to complete this, you will find 3 TXT records in your domain’s settings page. Those are the records which you need to copy and add on your domain’s DNS setting.

  4. Wait for domain to get reviewed: Once you’re done with the domain verification and authentication step, you will see the status of your domain will get auto changed to Under Review. This is the stage, where MimePost’s compliance team review your domain addition request, this is just to ensure that it complies with our GSN and sender domain guidelines. This review process can take up to 48 hours to complete. Once the review completes, you will be receiving a confirmation email from the team on the final status of the review. If your domain is approved, then you are all set to start sending emails. But, if it’s not, then probably MimePost won’t be the right email partner for you at this stage, for your email sending requirements. In future, MimePost will be happy to reopen your domain for review, only if you believe you have made enough chances as per our GSN and sender domain guidelines.

  5. Start sending your emails: If you have reached this stage, then your wait is now over. No more steps from our end. Your MimePost account is ready to send emails using the approved sender domain. You can explore MimePost’s SMTP or API documentation to get your API key and other required stuff for start sending emails. If you want to send emails using SMTP: Just navigate to Settings --> SMTP you will get the SMTP details which will help you to integrate your application with MimePost to send emails. And, if you want to send emails using HTTP API, then just navigate to Settings --> API to generate your unique API key and refer this doc for the email sending APIs.