To send mass emails from Social WiFi, you’re going to need your SMTP server.
What is an SMTP server?
In layman’s terms, an SMTP server is a server focused on sending and receiving email messages. In this case, we’re going to need the sending capacity for the most part.
Why do we ask for it?
Every SMTP server has a so-called reputation. It affects how many emails are delivered and how many go into the spam folder. As we are using our own SMTP servers to deliver most of the customer communication, it’s vital for them to have top-notch reputation.
Unfortunately, sending out a mass email to a larger database could ruin that in minutes. That’s the reason why we ask you to use your own SMTP server to send such emails – otherwise, all WiFi communication would be in jeopardy.
How to set it up?
Depending on your need and preferences we’ve prepared two alternative solutions which are covered in dedicated guides
- Gmail Integration – covered in this article – it requires you to have a Google account and it will be limited to sending 2,000 emails per day.
- Amazon SES integration – covered in this article – For the cost of 1USD you’ll be able to send even 10 000 emails.
Which emails will be sent from your SMTP server?
All of the communication that goes to your customers (WiFi users) will be sent from your SMTP server.