SendGrid

Technical Name:
mail_sendgrid
Version:
10.0
License:
Author:
Compassion CH
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SendGrid Mail Sending and Tracking

This module integrates SendGrid with Odoo. It can send transactional emails through SendGrid, using templates defined on the SendGrid web interface. It also supports substitution of placeholder variables in these templates. The list of available templates can be fetched automatically. E-mails sent through SendGrid will be tracked using Sendgrid Webhook Events.

Installation

You need to install python-sendgrid v3 API in order to install the module.

If you're using a multi-database installation (with or without dbfilter option) where /web/databse/selector returns a list of more than one database, then you need to add mail_sendgrid addon to wide load addons list (by default, only web addon), setting --load option. For example, --load=web,mail_tracking,mail_sendgrid

Configuration

You can add the following system parameters to configure the usage of SendGrid:

  • mail_sendgrid.substitution_prefix Any symbol or character used as a prefix for SendGrid Substitution Tags. { is used by default.
  • mail_sendgrid.substitution_suffix Any symbol or character used as a suffix for SendGrid Substitution Tags. } is used by default.
  • mail_sendgrid.send_method Use value 'sendgrid' to override the traditional SMTP server used to send e-mails with sendgrid. By default, SendGrid will co-exist with traditional system (two buttons for sending either normally or with SendGrid).

In order to use this module, the following variables have to be defined in the server command-line options (or in a configuration file):

  • sendgrid_api_key A valid API key obtained from the SendGrid web interface <https://app.sendgrid.com/settings/api_keys> with full access for the Mail Send permission and read access for the Template Engine permission.

Optionally, the following configuration variables can be set as well:

  • sendgrid_test_address Destination email address for testing purposes. You can use odoo@sink.sendgrid.net, which is an address that will simply receive and discard all incoming email.

For tracking events to work, make sure you configure your Sendgrid Account with the correct Event Notification Url. You can do it under 'Settings -> Mail Settings -> Event Notification '. Set the URL to https://<your_domain>/mail/tracking/sendgrid/<your_database>

Replace '<your_domain>' with your Odoo install domain name and '<your_database>' with your database name.

Usage

If you designed templates in Sendgrid that you wan't to use with Odoo:
  • Go to 'Settings -> Email -> SendGrid Templates'
  • Create a new Template
  • Click the "Update" button : this will automatically import all your templates

In e-mail templates 'Settings -> Email -> Templates', you can attach a SendGrid template for any language. You can substitute Sendgrid keywords with placeholders or static text like in the body of the e-mail. The preview wizard now renders your e-mail with the SendGrid template applied.

From e-mails, use the "Send (SendGrid)" button to send the e-mail using Sendgrid.

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Known issues / Roadmap

  • Extend the features from SendGrid

Bug Tracker

Bugs are tracked on GitHub Issues. In case of trouble, please check there if your issue has already been reported. If you spotted it first, help us smashing it by providing a detailed and welcomed feedback.

Credits

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Contributors

Maintainer

Odoo Community Association

This module is maintained by the OCA.

OCA, or the Odoo Community Association, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of Odoo features and promote its widespread use.

To contribute to this module, please visit http://odoo-community.org.