Mandrill (Mailchimp Transactional Email) is a powerful email delivery service that lets you send personalized, one-to-one emails like password resets, order confirmations, and welcome messages.

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With Mandrill integration, we can track the following events:

  • Sends
  • Impressions
  • Unique impressions
  • Clicks
  • Unique clicks
  • Visits
  • Orders
  • Activations
  • Delivered (sent and not bounced)
  • Revenue
  • Bounces
  • Spam reports
  • Unsubscribes

Set up integration

There are two steps to integrate with Mandrill.

  • Let Blueshift access your Mandrill account.
  • Add a Mandrill adapter in Blueshift.

Let Blueshift access your Mandrill account

To enable access for Blueshift, you must create an API Key in your Mandrill account. To create an API key in Mandrill, complete the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the Settings of your Mandrill Transactional account and look for the API Keys section.
  2. If you already have an API key listed and you’d like to use it for your application, you can simply copy it.
  3. Otherwise, click New API Key and give it a description.

For more information, see https://mailchimp.com/developer/transactional/guides/quick-start/#generate-your-api-key.

Add the Mandrill adapter in Blueshift

To add a Mandrill adapter, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the Blueshift app, and click Apps in the left navigation menu.
  2. Go to All Apps, search for, and select Mandrill.
  3. You can also go to Email Apps and select Mandrill.
  4. Click Configure to view all the configured adapters.
  5. Click +ADAPTER to add an adapter.
  6. Add a Name for the adapter.  If you have multiple adapters, the adapter name helps you to identify the integration.
  7. Provide the following details for integration:

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    Alias name

    Specify an alias for the adapter. This is for identification purpose only.

    API Key

    Provide the API key that you created for your Mandrill account.

    From Address

    Specify the sender's email address. You can override this value in the trigger that you create for a campaign.

    From Name

    Specify a name that is displayed on the From field of an email. You can override this value in the trigger that you create for a campaign.

    BCC

    Specify the email addresses to which a copy of the email must be sent.
    Use a comma to provide multiple email addresses.

    For example:

    johndoe@blueshift.com,janedoe@blueshift.com,doejohn@blueshift.com

    Note: These email addresses are not included in the BCC field of the email that is sent to the customers. If you want to include the email addresses in the BCC field of the email, contact us at support@blueshift.com.

    Whitelabel host name (CNAME)

    Specify the domain that you add in Mandrill.

     

  8. Click Save to add the adapter.

Verify the integration

You can verify your configuration by sending a test message from any Blueshift template. If you see an error in Blueshift, then either the domain is not validated or the settings are incorrect.

 

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