Exporting to Sendy

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An alternative email editor for Sendy

Sendy is a self-hosted email program that uses Amazon Simple Email Service for email delivery. It's a popular choice for sending emails among users of the BEE editor, who find BEE to be a great complement to their Sendy account.

The program includes a basic HTML editor, but those that want design flexibility, a quicker creation process, and inbox rendering peace of mind, design their emails with BEE and then import it into Sendy. There are a couple of ways to do so. Here they are.

Importing an email template (or message) into Sendy

Sendy - BEE Free Uploader

A user of both Sendy and BEE developed a tool to make the process easier and faster, and decided to make it available to everyone on Github. A big thank you to userexec!

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What the tool does is to add a feature to the HTML editor that's built into Sendy. Users click on this new feature, and can easily and quickly import their BEE-designed message.

For instructions on how to install and use the tool, see the brief instructions on the application's Github page. This tool is also listed inside Sendy under Settings > Third Party Resources and Integrations

Zapier - Sendy integration

You can also add an email designed with BEE to Sendy by using Zapier, a popular service that helps applications communicate and exchange data.

Here is how this works:

  • Zapier gives you a special email address
  • You use the 'Quick Send' feature in BEE to send an email from BEE to that special address
  • A draft campaign is automatically created by Zapier in Sendy

For this to work, you will need:

  • A Zapier account
  • Your Sendy account
  • Setting up a task (Zapier calls them "zap") that connects the two applications. Other people have already done this, so Zapier already has a template zap for you. It's called "Send emails to create Sendy draft campaigns". You will find it among the zaps listed on zapier.com/zapbook/sendy/
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    Lawrence

    Hi,

    Apologies if this is not the correct forum to ask for help.

    I am having difficulty specifying the file system location of the Sendy uploads folder in the plugin_enpoint.php file. Can you please confirm whether this should point to a local folder on my computer hard disk or the Sendy/uploads folder on my web server?