How to get your Mandrill API Key

Post written by Hudson Atwell
On Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Mandrill recently announced they were retiring Mandrill as a stand alone service and incorporate it into MailChimp as an add on service.

Mandrill was the first email service Inbound Now incorporated into it’s WordPress powered email client & at the time of this article Mandrill is still the only supported service, although there are plans to incorporate more, possibly through SendGrid, or Mandrill’s recommended replacement SparkPost.

I did some digging into MailChimp’s new integration to find out how new customers are getting their API keys.

Step I: Login to MailChimp

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Step II: Access your Profile Area

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Step 3: Access the Transactional area and launch Mandrill.

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Step 4: Access Mandrill Settings Menu Item and click ‘SMTP & API Info’. Create your API Key.

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I hope this short tutorial helps someone. If you are looking for a WordPress plugin that can replace your autoresponder please consider the Inbound Now tool suite, it currently does not support Mandrill, but it does support SparkPost and there are plans to incorporate Mandrill support at a later date.

About the Author:
Cheers! Hudson Atwell is a co-founder and the current CEO of Inbound Now. You can follow him on his Twitter at @atwellpub or request him for work on Codeable.io. Thanks for reading!

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