How to get started

Learn more about how to get your account setup and send your first email campaign through Elastic Email.

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Create Your Main Account

The very first thing you need to do to get started is to create an account.
You can create your Main Account with Elastic Email here:

Verify Your Profile

For a variety of reasons, Elastic Email requires that you provide accurate information about the primary person and organization that controls and uses the account. You will need a valid phone number that can receive SMS messages.

Verify Your Domain

From experience, we know how important it is to send mail from your own domain. So, from the start we require that you add and verify at least one domain on your account, which includes setting it as default sender. The How To Verify Your Domain Guide will show you how.

Send Your First Email

Now that your account is set up, it is time to send your first email. Usually, there are three ways users send mail via their Elastic Email account.

Send A Campaign
If you are looking to build and send a newsletter or marketing campaign to your contacts, then you can get started right from within your account. This guide will show you how.

SMTP Relay
Or, you might have a third party SMTP Client or mailing software that you would prefer to use. In most cases, these can be easily configured to submit mail through your Elastic Email account by configuring the software to use the SMTP or API Credentials. found on your Elastic Email account.

This SMTP Guide has alternative connection settings.

If you use WordPress or Joomla, then you may find one of these plugins helpful.

Lastly, Elastic Email was originally built as a "transactional" email delivery service. We offer a very powerful API which developers can use to integrate email sending into any application or website.

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