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This document walks you through account creation at SparkPost.com and how to add SparkPost as your ESP at Serious Email.
Register at SparkPostClick here: https://app.sparkpost.com/sign-up
Add Sending DomainNavigate to Account > Sending Domains and add the domain name from which you want to send emails.
Add a DKIM Record to Your DNSTypically this is done via your domain registrar. It sounds more complicated than it is. You simply need to add a record to your DNS (domain name server) that includes three things:
Add "Complaint" and "Bounce" WebhooksNavigate to Account > Webhooks. First add the "Bounce" web hook:
Get your Access KeyNavigate to Account > API Keys.
Disable Duplicate Open and Click TrackingNavigate to Account > SMTP Relay. Under "Engagement Tracking" select "Disable Tracking" and click UPDATE.
Click the SparkPost buttonClick here to visit the ESP settings page: Serious Email ESP Settings
Enter SecretThis is required.
Enter IP PoolThis is not required. Enter this if you purchased an IP at SparkPost. Purchasing an IP is recomended and will ensure better open rates.
Enter Verified DomainThis is required. This is the domain you verified that you can send from. If some of your from addresses are do not share the same domain name, you can still send using them, but the "From" address will need to use the verified domain. The 'reply to' address can be anything.
Enter Fallback From AddressThis is required. This is a From address that will be used if your 'reply-to' address is not from your verified domain.
Select as Default ESPA default ESP is required. If you have multiple ESPs entered, then you must choose one of them as your default.
Click "Update SparkPost Settings"This saves the information.
Click "Confirm Credentials"This will tell you if you can connect to SparkPost. If this fails, it can only mean that your secret is incorrect. It does not confirm your Bounce and Complaint settings are correct. They are verified at SparkPost.