You have the option, however, to send emails from Power Diary via your own email server, or via a Third Party email systems such as SendGrid.  

We recommend that you get your own account with Sendgrid, as this will give you full access to their powerful admin and tracking features, plus other benefits.  Accounts are free if you are sending less than 12,000 emails per month.


How to Set Up a Free SendGrid Account

  1. Go to SendGrid and click on "Sign Up"
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you find the option called "Free Plan" or "Try for Free"
  3. Enter the requested information to create a new account.  (Remember your Username and Password as you'll need this in a minute.)
  4. You'll receive a validation email.  Click on this to activate your new SendGrid Account. You'll be directed to a page to complete a few more details about you and your company.
  5. SendGrid will now validate your account to make sure you are a legitimate user and not a spammer.  They may take a few hours to complete this process and will send you an email once your account has been approved.
  6. Once approved login into Power Diary and go to Setup >> Configuration >> Communication 
  7. Under 'Mail Server' untick "Use Power Diary Default Mail Server"
  8. Enter the following details

          - SMTP Server: (Hostname); 587 (Port)
          - SMTP Login: Enter your SendGrid Username and Password

    10. Click "Save Changes"
    11. Use the "Send a test Email" to check it is working correctly


That's it.  You're done!  It should look like this:

How to Enter Your Own Mail Server Details

  1. Login to your Power Diary account and go to Setup >> Configuration >> Communication
  2. Under 'Mail Server' untick "Use Power Diary Default Mail Server"
  3. Enter your SMTP Server and Login details.  These will have been supplied to you by your email provider.
  4. Click "Save Changes"
  5. Use the "Send Test Email" option to test that you have entered your Mail Server details correctly.

Important Note: Check with your email provider if they impose any hourly / daily send limits as they will reject any emails you try to send above that limit.