Getting Started

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Learn more about how to get your account setup and send your first email campaign through Elastic Email.

Create Your Main Account

The very first thing you need to do to get started is to create an account.
You can create your Main Account with Elastic Email here:

Account

Verify Your Profile

For a variety of reasons, Elastic Email requires that you provide accurate information about the primary person and organization that controls and uses the account. You will need a valid phone number that can receive SMS messages. Your complete Account Profile can be found here:

Account

Verify Your Domain

From experience, we know how important it is to send mail from your own domain. So, from the start we require that you add and verify at least one domain on your account. The Using Your Domain Guide will show you how.

Send Your First Email

Now that your account is set up, it is time to send your first email. Usually, there are three ways users send mail via their Elastic Email account.

Send A Campaign
If you are looking to build and send a newsletter or marketing campaign to your contacts, then you can get started right from within your account. This guide will show you how.

SMTP Relay
Or, you might have a third party SMTP Client or mailing software that you would prefer to use. In most cases, these can be easily configured to submit mail through your Elastic Email account by configuring the software to use the SMTP/API Credentials found on your Elastic Email account.

This SMTP/API Guide has alternative connection settings.

If you use WordPress or Joomla, then you may find one of these plugins helpful.

HTTP API
Lastly, Elastic Email was originally built as a "transactional" email delivery service. We offer a very simple and powerful API which developers can use to integrate email into any application or website.

API and Libraries