Using Google Mail & Sendgrid as SMTP Sender in Outgrow

At Outgrow, users can email their customers and prospects using their SMTP server. This document will help you understand how to use a free Gmail account or your Sendgrid account as an SMTP sender in Outgrow.

How to configure Google Mail as an SMTP Sender in Outgrow

A. Login to your Google account and navigate to the Security tab in your Google dashboard.

B. Under the Security tab, navigate to 2-Step Verification; and under 2-Step Verification, scroll down to App Password.


C. Now, in the App Passwords section, under Your App Passwords, specify the app name for which you want to set the password and then click on Create.

D. Once the App Password is generated, copy the App Password and click on Done.

App Password

E. Once the app password is generated, use the password in the password field that shows up while configuring SMTP in Outgrow.

F. Login to your Outgrow account by clicking here.

G. Click on the Account Name icon at the top, then navigate to Billings & Settings.

Billing & Setting

H. Under Settings navigate to the Email Settings tab and then navigate to the Email Gateway sub-tab.

I. Now toggle on the setting for Outgrow, which allows you to send notification emails to the users using your server and not Outgrow's server. Add in the details for your SMTP server in Outgrow.



Specify your Gmail Id as the Username and in the Password field add the App Password that you copied from your Google account.

How to configure Sendgrid as SMTP Sender in Outgrow

To add your Sendgrid SMTP server configuration in Outgrow, you can add the details using the following format:

A. Host:

B. Port: 587

C. Username: The username will be apikey.

D. Password: You must add your Sendgrid API Key as the password.

E. Sender Address: Specify the email address you want to use as the From Email Address.

F. Receiver Address: Specify the receiver email address in this field.

NOTE: Please ensure that the Send and Receive email addresses are different in the SMTP Configuration section for testing purposes. These email addresses will be used to test whether emails are being appropriately triggered.

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