How to set up an SMTP or Gmail sender account
To send your first message, you first need to set up an email account at Snov.io. You can add multiple accounts to the list of your sender email accounts.
In your account settings, navigate to the Email Accounts tab. Click the Add button. You will see two email account type options – Gmail account or an SMTP account.
Setting up a Gmail account
Select the Gmail option in the pop-up window.
Choose the email account that you will be using for sending messages. Log in to your Gmail account by entering the password. The connection will be established automatically. Next, fill in the required fields.
Sender name – a name that the recipient will see in their incoming messages from you.
Messages per day – maximum number of messages that can be sent from the account per day. The maximum email service provider limit will be automatically indicated in the hint on the right.
(if the limit is exceeded Gmail may stop sending messages)
Delay (in seconds) – the time interval between emails.
Setting up an SMTP account
For an email provider other than Gmail, you need to enter the email server settings manually. First, choose an SMTP account.
Next, fill in the SMTP Settings:
From name – a name the recipient will see on incoming messages from you.
From email – email address from which the emails will be sent.
Username – your username on the email server (usually, this is your email address).
Password – your password from the email account that you indicated in the Username field.
Fill in the rest of the settings:
SMTP Host – name of the email server (usually has this format smtp.domainname.com)
SMTP Port – port number for email sending (usually, 465 or 587) and settings for using TLS/SSL.
Messages per day – the maximum number of messages that can be sent from this account per day. This parameter shouldn’t exceed the limit set by your provider (if applicable).
Delay (in seconds) – the time interval between sending emails.
Next, fill in the IMAP Settings – specify the IMAP settings so we can track the replies to campaigns sent from this email account. Please note that you need to enable IMAP in your email account settings first.
Here is an example on how to do it in Gmail:
Note: Before you save the settings you have entered, please check the validity of the entered data by clicking the Check button to check email account.
A connection to the test server will be established. If it was successful, a Success icon will appear.
If the settings were entered correctly, click Save and proceed to sending. Now you are ready to start your triggered email campaign.
Please note that sometimes Google can restrict the access to your data according to their latest security policy. If you are facing any issues with connection, please check the following settings solutions for Gmail SMTP accounts or G Suite SMTP accounts.
Check out our short video guide to learn how to build an email drip campaign in Snov.io: