By default, it is set to eight p.m., not if you’re going to be sending any mail at all, you’re definitely going to want to configure this properly using a transactional email provider success. We’re good to go here. How’s it going, everybody? It’s Dave from Profitable Tools, and in this video, I’m going to show you how to configure Mautic to send emails as well as monitor for bounces. Now, if you don’t already have an installation of Mautic, you’re going to want to check out my full install guide that I posted just about a week ago.
All right. So without further ado, let’s dig into this. I’ve got my Mautic insulation up and running from the dashboard. I’m going to go over to the gear icon on the right hand side bar click that the sidebar pops out. We’ll go down to configuration from there. We’re going to choose email settings over on the left and then we’re going to go to the drop down menu here that says service to send mail through by default. It is set to email.
Now, if you’re going to be sending any mail at all, you’re definitely going to want to configure this properly using a transactional email provider. If you don’t know what transactional email is, just hang with me. I’ll walk you through it each step of the way in this video. But I do have a dedicated video coming out talking exactly about what transactional email is and why you need one for your website. If you’re running WordPress and you don’t have transactional email, you’re doing it wrong.
So let’s go ahead and set this up using Amazon. Yes, as our transactional mailer might click the drop down menu, choose Amazon. S Yes. Now, here is where I need to enter my login credentials. So this is where we’ll have to go out to Amazon as. Yes, if you don’t have an account, don’t worry, it’s super easy. You might need a credit card, but you’re probably not going to see any charges for a very long time.
I think the first 60000 emails or so are free per month for the first year, and then after that it is ten cents per 1000 email. So if you’re sending out, say, 50000 emails per month, you’re not looking at any substantial cost here at all. All right. So I’m going to go get logged in. Amazon is. Yes. And I’ll see you once I’m there. All right. So we’re logged into Amazon HWC. And to find the yes service, you can simply type in SES from the find service box.
Now, it’s not going to be the first option here, which is always peculiar to me. Everyone calls it as a yes, but it stands for simple email service. It’s the second one down on the menu. It’s been that way for for quite some time. All right. So here is Amazon as. Yes. And we just really a few things to do over here. And then we’re going to set up some notifications using another service from Amazon called and asked simple notification service, and that’ll handle our bounces.
All right. So the first thing we need to do is add our domain. So head over to the domain section and hit verify a new domain type in the name of the domain where you’ll be sending from. It doesn’t necessarily have to be related to your Mautic installation, but it likely will be similar. Then make sure you check this box here that says generate DKA settings, then hit verify this domain. All right. What happens next is you are given a single text record as well as three C name records and you’ll need to enter those into your DNS provider.
We’ve talked about DNS providers several times throughout the channel, but if you’re not familiar, it’s going to be something like GoDaddy where you’re about you turn your domain name or it could even be site ground if you’re hosting your site over there and they are handling your DNS. So go ahead and pause right now and enter in the text record as well as the 3C name records. You do not need to enter in the mixed record. In fact, I recommend not entering in the I-Max record.
Chances are you are already receiving mail from another provider, something like G Suite or I use Amazon work mail. So if you already have Ammash records set up, don’t change those. Otherwise you won’t be able to receive your emails any longer. So just the text record and the senior records that will give us permission to send from your domain. All right. I’m over in my domain name registrar. I use DNS made easy. Let me go ahead and paste this information in here.
Now, I don’t need this in part, so I can just remove that because DNS made easy completes it for me. That looks good. Let me go ahead and copy the actual value here. OK, studying and submit now for the senior records, a copy, the first value. And here is my third name value. I’m going to pasted in this and part will get the value over here. And again, for me, I need to add a period at the end of Amazon.com so that doesn’t tack on the profitable tools domain.
Go ahead and submit here. All right. So I’ve added all of these records except for the record. And let’s go ahead and close that. Now, as you can see, I am pending verification. I’m not enabled for sending yet. It might take a second, but if you’re impatient, you can go ahead and refresh and see if it works. All right. So I’ve been verified for sending, but my DKA is not verified yet. This often is the case.
I find the Ecamm just takes maybe another 30 seconds to a minute to verify DKA. I am stands for domain key identified mail and it’s basically just an authorization system to make sure that you’re authorized to send from the domain that you say you’re sent from. So we have SPF records, which is that text record we set up, and then the senior records are the DKA authorization. So those combined validate for a lot of providers that this is an authorized domain to send from.
Let’s go ahead and refresh here one more time. There we go. DKA is finally verified. That did take a couple of minutes for me for that to go all the way through. So if it does for you, don’t worry. Sometimes it just takes a little bit here. All right. So now that that’s all set up, we need to get some login credentials so that we can actually connect from Mautic over to Adewusi. Setting this up is actually fairly easy.
We’re going to go down here twice as SMTP settings. We’ll do create my SMTP credentials here. We’re going to create an IBM username that’s kind of Adewusi speak for username. So go ahead and name. There’s something that is easily identifiable to you called Mind Profitable Tools Mautic. Let’s say create. Now, in this next screen, we’re going to disclose the user name and password for your SMTP credentials. Now, this is the only time you’re going to have access to it.
So you’ll probably want to see this. Now, if something goes wrong and you lose that password, it’s OK. You can’t get it back, but it’s still OK because you can always just generate another username and then replace it in Mautic. No harm, no foul. All right. So here is my username and password. Let me just copy and paste this over into Mautic configuration. Now, this dropdown screen right here, it says Amazon Se’s host and I have three options.
I have Amazon as he s w e one or W two. It’s very important that you choose the right location. So how do you know which location you’re in? Well, it’s going to tell you in Amazon’s. Yes, in fact, it does right inside of the barrel. You that this one ends with U.S. dash w so that is where I’m configuring this particular client. You can set them up in different zones. In fact, I chose this one because I don’t have any clients in this zone.
But when you’re in the main Adewusi screen, you can switch zones right from this dropdown menu. All right. Heading back to Mautic, let me go ahead and choose the right zone here. Let’s go ahead and test the connection success. We’re good to go here. Let’s hit apply now. We can also head back into email settings and actually send out a test mail, if you like. Let’s go and do that right now. All right. Here we are inside of my male clients.
You can see that I have a Mautic test mail and just says, hi, this is a test male for Mautic testing, testing, one, two, three. So everything went through correctly. Now, at this point, we are not done. We still need to set up Mautic to monitor for bounces. And if you have a new Adewusi account, you are in what’s called sandbox mode, which means that you’re not able to send emails to anyone outside of your domain name.
So you are going to need to request a increase. Let me show you how to do that from the X dashboard. You’re going to want to choose sending statistics then from the right hand sidebar. You’re going to want to choose request increase spending limits from here. You’re going to fill out a short form explaining what you’re using SES for. And you do need to make sure that you are following their rules. Let me show you what I mean. So under case classification, you’ll ask for an SES spending limits increase, right?
That’s what we’re doing right here. Then you’ll also choose in the mail type. And here you’re going to want to choose marketing emails because that’s what we’re using is marketing automation. Then under website, you’ll enter in your Mautic installation and here where they ask you to describe how you will comply with the AWB terms of service. Actually want to be quite specific. They have some questions they want you to answer. How do you plan to acquire your mailing list?
How do you plan to handle bouncer’s and complaints here? You could say that you’ll use Amazon S and s simple notification service. How can recipients opt out of email? You can say there will be a link at the bottom of every email so people can opt out. How did you choose the new sending rate or ascending quota that you have specified in this request? So you can say, oh, I have a mailing list of three thousand people. I plan to send out one email a week.
So that’s where I’m getting this number from. So if you answer those questions in a legitimate way, Amazon is going to have no problem increasing your spending limit and kicking you out of sandbox mode. But know that if you are kind of flippant about that and disregarded, they might not let you out of sandbox mode and he won’t be able to use. Yes. One of the reasons that ISIS has really good deliverability rates, they’re kind of a weird paradox because they are both the best in terms of deliverability and they’re also the cheapest platform out there.
So you really do want to use Amazon? Yes. Yes. So just take a second and follow the rules, will you? All right. It’s time to set up simple notification service. So back in the mean dashboard for us, let’s type in essence and sure enough, simple notification service pops up and from the left hand side bar, you’re going to choose topics and then we’re going to create a new topic. We’ll get a name, something like BNC for a bouncing complaint.
And then I’ll just add the domain name. Let’s go ahead and create a topic. Now, in the next screen, you’re going to need to create what’s called a subscription. So let’s click the create subscription button. The topic will be filled in for you, but under protocol, you’re going to want to use https. Now for the endpoint, you need to be very specific with where your Mautic installation is installed. So to get that head over to your configuration, if you’re in the dashboard, we’ll click on the gear icon, then go to configuration.
It’s going to be the first. You are right here. Yours might have indexed it like mine does, or it might not. If you have the index type and you don’t want it, there are ways to remove it. It’s not very complicated, but that’s for another video. For now. We’re going to fly with this euro. I’ll head back over to simple notification service and I’ll enter in that you are as my endpoint, but I’m not done yet.
There’s actually a web hook that we need to call. So after the index type, in my case, again, you might not have that part. I will put a slash maler, slash Amazon slash callback, then we’ll head down to create a subscription. All right. We get a success message that this subscription was created, but we’re not done here because we actually have to confirm that Mautic can talk to Amazon. All right. So to do that, let’s go ahead and click subscriptions over here.
You’re going to want to find the subscription that you just created and look under status, it should say confirmed. If it doesn’t, you can request a confirmation by clicking on the radio button and then clicking this request confirmation button from above. But it should honestly happen almost instantaneously. If you have any trouble, you likely entered this end point in incorrectly. So go back to your site, double check, make sure you get the correct Web hook. That’s the mailer.
Amazon call back following your domain name. When this is all set up, you’re going to head over to Amazon. That’s because we have a little bit more configuration to set up. Once you’re inside of. Yes, go down to domains, find your Mautic installation domain, click on that, go down to notifications. And here’s where we have to configure sites to talk to Essense. So we’ll just hit edit configuration for bounties. We’re going to choose the BNC rule that we set up before complaints.
Same thing and delivery’s same thing. We don’t need email feedback forwarding since we’re not going to actually be receiving email through ascites. So it’s and disable this and it’s safe config. All right. We are all set. Mautic is set to send emails out through Amazon s. Yes. Which is both affordable and extremely high quality, good deliverability rates. And we also have notifications for balances and complaints set up through Amazon, simple notification service. So we have a real powerhouse system here.
Now, if you have any other questions, make sure you leave me a comment down below or head over to the Facebook group. We are talking about a lot of different email marketing tools, as well as other ways to grow and automate your business. So I’ll have the link for that in the description as well. Thank you for watching. That’s going to do it for this video and I will see you in the next one.