If you’re looking for ways to grow your email list and make more sales, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, I will teach you about a brand new SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) email integration with ClickFunnels.
What Is The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)?
The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is an email protocol that enables mail transfer between users on the Internet. As the name suggests, SMTP is quite simple and requires only four steps to be followed in order to send an email:
- Login to your mail server
- Choose a recipient
- Compose your message
- Submit your email
You can read a full article about SMTP here. If you’d like to learn more, you can click on the links below.
Why Does ClickFunnels Have A Brand New SMTP Integration?
As you may know, ClickFunnels pioneered the funnel marketing method and it’s now the biggest platform in the world. In the past, they’ve had to use a variety of email marketing tools and services to handle all of their customer email needs. Recently, they’ve been working hard to build out their own inhouse platform and integrate with the best possible email services and tools.
They’ve recently launched a brand new SMTP integration that allows businesses to effortlessly scale and maintain their email marketing efforts. With this new integration, you’ll be able to effortlessly import all of your customer data from other marketing platforms and tools into ClickFunnels, creating a single source of truth for your email marketing activities. So let’s take a look at how to get started with the new ClickFunnels SMTP integration.
Step 1: Sign Up For A Free Account
The first thing you’ll need to do is to sign up for a free account on ClickFunnels.com. This is a simple and free service that allows you to create and maintain your online store. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll see a big orange button that says “Get Started Now.” Click that button to go to the homepage and register for a free account.
Step 2: Add Your Domain
The next step is to add your domain. For example, if you own mysite.com, you’ll need to add that domain to your account. Domains allow you to easily send emails from a variety of brands and projects you’re working on. So if you use a domain other than your own for email marketing and sales, you’ll need to add that domain to your account.
If you’d like to add multiple domains, you’ll need to add a new line for each domain. For example, if you own mysite.com and myothersite.com, you’ll need to add those domains to your account to use them for emailing.
Step 3: Configure Your Email Preferences
Now that you’ve got your domain added, it’s time to configure your email preferences. To do this, log back in to your account and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner of the screen.
From here, you can adjust several settings related to your email marketing, including:
- Account Settings
- Scheduled Emails
You can leave all of these settings as they are by default, but if you’d like to change the manner in which you receive emails from customers, you can adjust that here as well. For example, you may want to change your sign up email to be more personalized and include a special offer or discount. Or maybe you’d like to change your customer email to be a weekly summary of all your activity.
Step 4: Start Sending Emails
The last step is to start sending emails. Log back in to your account and click on the gear button again. This time, you’ll see a big orange button that says “Production”. Click that button to start sending emails from your newly created account.
You’ll need to verify your email address once you’ve started sending emails. You can do this by clicking on the gear button and selecting “Settings” > “Sending Emails” > “Get Verified Email Address.” Don’t worry, you’re not signing up for sendernronica here — this email address will just be used to verify your account so you can start sending emails from it.
Once you’ve got that verified, you can click on the big orange “Start Sending Emails” button and your new account will begin its four step process of transferring email data into the platform.
Thanks for following along! We hope this tutorial helped you understand how to get started with the new ClickFunnels SMTP integration. If you have any other questions, feel free to drop us a line in the comments below!