The SMTP Plan enables the SMTP Access feature of Direct Mail. There is a one-time fee to activate this feature. This feature allows you to send email via your own SMTP servers. Before purchasing this plan, please check with your email administrators to make sure that the email servers you are planning on using can handle the volume and type of email you plan to send.
The SMTP Access feature of your account can be used in place of, or alongside any of the other plans (Pay Per Email or Unlimited). If you want open and click tracking for your campaigns, you can purchase that feature as an add-on.
The SMTP Plan does not unlock all of Direct Mail’s features. There are some limitations when using this plan:
- Projects saved in the cloud must send email campaigns via e3 Delivery Service (i.e. the Pay Per Email or Unlimited plans)
- Autoresponders must be sent via e3 Delivery Service (i.e. the Pay Per Email or Unlimited plans)
- No automatic handling of bounces, spam complaints, and deliverability issues
- Reports for campaigns sent with your own mail server do not appear in Stamps for iOS
- Reports for campaigns sent with your own mail server cannot be shared on the web
Other than that, however, the rest of Direct Mail's features work the same as on other plans, including:
- Unsubscribe, update email, web version, and forward to a friend links
- Subscribe forms
- Spam tests
- Design tests
Try our Pay Per Email or Unlimited plans instead for unlimited, fast, and worry-free delivery of your email using e3 Delivery Service. If you have already purchased the SMTP Access feature, it will not be disabled if you choose a different plan later.