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Re: mailchimp for odoo 10?

by "ecino@us.ci.org" <ecino@us.ci.org> - 12/10/2017 09:11:24
Hi Alexandre,

To add another option, we developed another integration with Sendgrid (very similar to Mailchimp, a bit cheaper) on Odoo 10. Here is the pull request which is not yet merged due to lack of testers or reviewers (but hopefully will be at one point): https://github.com/OCA/social/pull/185

The advantage of our integration is that we don't need to export/import the contacts between Odoo and Sendgrid. Everything is driven from Odoo using the base objects (mail.email and as well mass_mailing models). It can even replace the traditional SMTP method of Odoo if needed (can be changed in the system settings).

So we can create mail templates in Sendgrid and use Odoo mass mailing or traditional e-mail to create the content and send to the partners in Odoo. Tracking is also working to show the status (open/click/etc..).

Emanuel Cino

Le jeudi 12 octobre 2017 à 02:02 -0600, Ermin Trevisan a écrit :
Hi Alexandre

My experience so far (hoping it gives some help/hints/insights):

I'm using Odoo's CE mass mailing module, even if the email templates are
not responsive and maybe not that nice and easy to create and not as
variable as for example with mailchimp, because setting up an interface
as you have mentioned (exporting contacts, importing campaign data) is
by far out of my technical reach. I do not use my own SMTP service
(postfix for example) in order to not be involved too much with all the
blacklisting/spam issues you would have to control yourself.

So far I have been using Amazon SES (Simple Email Service) as SMTP
servers in Odoo and I have setup all my customer's email domains and
verifications and DNS entries required for SPF, DKIM and DMARC. This
works fine and I get all statistics in Odoo automatically (received,
read, bounced etc.) but there are 2 pitfalls:

1. In Odoo you can't use a second SMTP server for example for mass
mailing only, so it would be simple to use just one SMTP server (in this
case the bulk SMTP server) for sending all emails. But:

2. Amazon and many other bulk SMTP providers do not allow email
relaying, therefore you can't use Amazon SES for example for your
regular Odoo mail sending for example in order to get email
notifications based on third-party emails received by Odoo (sender not
known).

At the moment I'm manually switching the priority of the SMTP server in
Odoo for mass mailings. Hence I'm looking also into using mailgun as
SMTP, because it seems not to have the same email relaying restrictions.

But the best solution in my opinion would be an Odoo module which allows
to use a second SMTP server for mass mailing only.

HTH, trevi


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