Setting up a SendGrid account

Laura Curran Updated by Laura Curran

What is SendGrid?

SendGrid is a cloud-based SMTP provider that allows you to send email without having to maintain email servers. SendGrid manages all of the technical details, from scaling the infrastructure to ISP outreach and reputation monitoring to whitelist services and real time analytics.

How to setup your SendGrid account

  1. Go to:
    It is free for those who will be sending no more than 100 emails per day.
  2. Press Start for free
  3. Sign up with the email address you want to send your email from e.g.
    You will need to verify this email address, so make sure you have access to it.
  4. Press Create Account
  5. Fill in the additional details
  6. Press Get Started

Create a Sender Identity

Once you've created your account, you will be taken to a dashboard. On the dashboard main screen, you will have the option to create a sender identity. Please follow these steps:

  1. Press Create a Single Sender
  2. Fill in your details
    The From Name needs to be same as what you registered the account with e.g.
  3. Press Create
  4. You should now receive an email to verify your sender identity. Please follow the steps on the email.
  5. Once verified, press Return to Single Sender Verification
  6. Press Let's do it! at the top of the screen in the green bar

Send your First Email

To set this up, please follow these steps:

  1. Press Start under Integrate using our Web API or SMTP Relay
  2. Press Choose under SMTP Relay
  3. Enter a label for the API Key and press Create Key
    This label can be anything such as Production API Key
  4. You will then be given a code. Make sure to make a copy of this!
    You will need to provide Padoq with this code.
  5. Please also copy the information that you are given in part 2
    You will also need to share this with Padoq
  6. Tick: I've updated my settings and press Next: Verify Integration

We will take over at this point.

Please email with the details you were provided above.

Add a Teammate

To add us in so we can setup the final steps, please follow these steps:

  1. Under Settings > Press Teammates
  2. Press Add Teammate
  3. Add and give us Admin access

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