How to setup a Mail server on Mailgems

Adding and setting up a Mail Server to your Mailgems account is a breeze.

1. Login to your account and go to dashboard

Mailgems Dashboard Screenshot
Dashboard

2. Click on Create a Mail server, you will see the available services that you can integrate with your Mailgems account.

Mail Server options available page Screenshot
Mail Server options available page Screenshot
Mail Server selection

3. Select the service that you wish to integrate and click on it. You will be directed to the setup page for that service.

Mailgems Server Setup page Screenshot
Mailgems Server Setup page Screenshot
Mailgems server setup

4. To setup the service for integration, you will have to add the SMTP credentials / API key so that the mails can be relayed to the SMTP service of your choice from your Mailgems account. You can name the credentials that you are adding and add the type for the same, API or SMTP, and hit Save.

Credentials addition page Screenshot
Credentials addition page Screenshot
Credentials addition

5. Next move to adding the domains using which you want to send the mails to your customers. Click on the “Domains” tab.

Domains tab Screenshot
Domains tab Screenshot
Domains tab

6. Click on “Add a Domain”, you will get a text box to add your domain. Enter the domain you want to use to send the emails and click on “Save”.

Domain addition Screenshot
Domain addition Screenshot
Domain addition

7. You will then get option to setup the DNS for your domain, where you will have to add the SPF record, DKIM record and the return path to your root of domain. All these help to assure the deliverability of your mails.

DNS setup screenshot
DNS setup screenshot
DNS Setup

At any point of time, you can click on the “Check my records are correct” to check of the setup done by you is correct or not or if anything is pending in the domain setup from your end.

8. Once the domain setup is done correctly, you will get green ticks for all the steps just like shown below

All records setup correctly Screenshot
All records setup correctly Screenshot
All records setup correctly
Domain ready to send mails
Domain ready to send mails
Successful addition shows that the domain is ready to send mails from

9. To test the integration, click on the messages tab and select “Send Message”. Any message you send will show up in the inbox of the receiver and also the “Outgoing Messages” tab here.

Send Message integration Screenshot
Send Message integration Screenshot
Send Message to test the integration
Sent messages visible in Outgoing Messages tab Screenshot
Sent messages visible in Outgoing Messages tab Screenshot
Sent messages are visible in “Outgoing Messages” tab

And you are done. You can now start sending those transactional emails to your customers. A successfully setup Mailgems account must look something similar to what is shown below.

Correctly setup account Screenshot
Correctly setup account Screenshot
When your account is correctly setup, it’s all green :)

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