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Tutorial: use Sendgrid bulk email service SMTP with Qlik Cloud Services and Qlik Application Automation

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Tutorial: use Sendgrid bulk email service SMTP with Qlik Cloud Services and Qlik Application Automation

With Microsoft and Google terminating support for Basic Authentication, Qlik suggests using  dedicated tooling (such as Sendgrid, Mailchimp, or Mailgun) for bulk emails.
While Qlik does not specifically endorse any of these services over the others, here's an example on how to setup Qlik Cloud Services SMTP settings with Sendgrid, taking advantage of their free tier. Going beyond that tier might require adopting a paying subscription from either Sendgrid or any of their competitors.

 

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The information in this article is provided as-is and to be used at own discretion. Depending on tool(s) used, customization(s), and/or other factors ongoing support on the solution below may not be provided by Qlik Support.

 

  1. Go to Sendgrid.com  and click on "Try For Free"

    01 Sendgrid - Try for Free.png



  2. Create a free account, by providing your email address and picking a password

    02 SendGrid - Create Account.png



  3. After completing a form with the personal/company information, create a Single Sender from the main dashboard

    03 Create a Single Sender.png



  4. Complete the creation of a sender by adding the details


    04 Create a Sender - add details.png



  5. After verifying the email address, check that the information is correct

    05 Single Sender Verification.png


  6. In the "Email API" section, select "Integration Guide" and then "SMTP Relay"

    06 Integrate using our Web API or SMTP Relay.png


  7. Create a key by giving it a name of your choice

    07 Create KEY.png


  8. Mark down the settings to use for the SMTP config

    Server: smtp.sendgrid.net
    Port: 465 (SSL)
    Username: apikey
    Password: Your API Key

     08 Email API key created.png



  9. Open a new browser tab and, in your Qlik Cloud tenant, go to Management Console --> Settings -->  Email Server and enter the information from above


    09 Email Server Settings.png



  10. After testing the sending of an email, go back to the Sendgrid page, select the checkbox and  Verify integration

    10 Verify Integration.png

  11. Go to the Activity Feed in Sendgrid to check the status of sent emails

    11 Activity Feed.png


  12. The same settings can be applied in the "Send Mail" block in Qlik Application Automation, under the "Connection" tab. This block can also be used with Qlik Reporting Service.

    12 Mail settings Qlik Application Automation.png

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See also: https://community.qlik.com/t5/Suggest-an-Idea/Implement-advanced-SMTP-authentication-options-for-ale...

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‎2022-11-08 07:53 AM
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