Are you looking to grow your email list and want to find the best way to do it? Do you want to make sure you are keeping your subscribers engaged and happy? Are you looking to cut down on the amount of SPAM you get on your emails? If so, then Cloudflare Clickfunnels SMTP is the tool for you.
Cloudflare is the company behind the widely used service Cloudflare Workers, which provides developers with the ability to self-host their sites on the Cloudflare infrastructure. It also offers SMTP (simple mail transfer protocol) services with one of the most popular ESP (email service provider) integrations.
With this integration, you can easily set up and manage all the email preferences for your Cloudflare accounts on the go. From there, you can send emails to your users with a single click, integrate with your favorite third-party services, and even set up autoresponders.
You may be familiar with Cloudflare due to their content delivery network, which helps websites and blogs avoid slow load times and data transfer problems that come from using too much locally owned infrastructure. If you’re looking to host your website or blog on Cloudflare, they also offer a free tier that allows you to do so.
As a site owner or blogger, you may want to consider using their services for several reasons. First, they can speed up your site’s load time by doing all the heavy lifting for you. Second, they handle all the infrastructure and servers, which means you don’t have to worry about keeping your servers running and optimised. Third, they are extremely reliable and have a great reputation.
So, as you can see, there are many perks to using Cloudflare. Now let’s get into how to set up Cloudflare Clickfunnels SMTP.
Step 1: Go over the requirements
The first step is to make sure you meet the system requirements. You will need a live website with an email-enabled domain (e.g. mysite.com) and you must have a WordPress-powered site. You can’t use a static site in this case. You also need to have an active subscription to the Cloudflare Pro service, which costs $5/month.
You should also have a Paypal account or credit card on file with the email service provider you choose. If you don’t have either of these things, you can’t proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Sign up for a Cloudflare account
After you’ve confirmed you have all the necessary requirements, you can move on to the next step. To get started, you need to visit the Cloudflare site and click the button to continue to their signup page. Once there, click the Get Started button to continue to their pricing plan selection page. On this page, you will find three pricing plans: Free, Basic, and Pro. The Free plan is completely free and only allows you to run a single site. The Basic plan costs $5/month and gives you the ability to run a single site or blog. The Pro plan costs $10/month and gives you the ability to run unlimited sites and blogs as well as all the features available in the Basic plan.
When you reach the pricing plan selection page, you should click the Get Started button to continue to the next step.
Step 3: Fill in the details
On the next page, you will be shown the details of your newly formed Cloudflare account. You must enter a name for your account (this can be something simple like Hello World or something more unique that reflects your blog or website), a billing address, and a payment method (Credit Card or PayPal).
You will also need to create a password for your account. Make sure you save this password somewhere safe because you will need it to login to the admin area of your blog or website in the future. If you forget your password, you can request for a reset from Cloudflare.
After you’ve entered all the necessary details, click the Create Account button to create your account. You will then be brought back to the signup page where you can confirm your email address and click the Activate account button to verify your email address.
Once activated, you can visit the Cloudflare dashboard to see all the features available to you. You can also visit your site’s backend to see the email configuration tools.
Step 4: Configure your email settings
The next step is to visit the Email Settings page of the admin area of your dashboard. Here, you can configure all the email-related options for your Cloudflare account. You can set up all the standard email account settings such as whether or not to allow the sending of automated emails and create a forwarding address (you can use your existing address or a new one).
You can also set up all the website settings related to sending emails including creating a from address, configuring subject line templates, and determining the email’s delivery method (which can be either HTML or plain text).
To set up the delivery method and determine which content managers should receive emails from your site, visit the Communication tab. Here, you can set up all the communication preferences for your site. The first option is the Reply-To Address, which is the address that your emails will be replying to. The second option is the List of Publications, where you can determine which contributors/bloggers/stalkers you want to be receiving emails from your site.
As a site owner or blogger, you can use the above options to specify which email notifications you want to receive from your site. For example, if you’re a fashion website and you want to be notified whenever a new style is posted, you can create a communication preference with the email address of your favourite fashion bloggers.
Step 5: Test your new settings
Once you’ve configured all the necessary email settings, you can test them by sending a few emails to yourself. If everything goes well, click the Save Settings button at the bottom of the page to continue to the final step.
Step 6: Activate the Clickfunnels SMTP integration
On the final step, you will be brought back to the signup page, where you can confirm your email address. Once confirmed, you will see a message from Clickfunnels stating that your account is now activated and you can start using the product.
To access the Clickfunnels SMTP settings page, click the gear icon on the top right of the page and select Settings. On this page, you can configure the details of your integration, including sending mail from a specific email address, creating autoresponders, and more.
From there, you can start using the product to send emails to your users or enter their email addresses into a subscriber list to grow your email list.