Want to use Sparkpost with AEvent ?

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SparkPost is an SMTP service that seamlessly connects with AEvent, enabling you to send emails to attendees upon registration.

Furthermore, it lets you schedule reminder emails leading up to the event and set up prompts for post-event follow-ups.

Once configured, it provides a fully automated email delivery process.

Timeline Actions:

How To Find Your API Info For SparkPost

You will need to get the API key to integrate SparkPost with AEvent.

To find your API key

  • From your dashboard, you need to click on the Configuration Tab

  • Then select API Keys Tab

  • Here is where you will find the API Key or create one

If creating a New SparkPost API Key

  • Name it and use All for the API Permissions

  • Leave the Allowed IPs blank

  • Select the Create API Key button

  • By clicking the Create API Key button. You will get a Warning you want to copy your Secret Key and keep it somewhere safe.

    • You will not be able to retrieve it from your account again.

You Will ONLY See This Once

  • Now select Copy and keep that API somewhere safe.

You have completed getting your API key. You will need the API Key to integrate SparkPost with AEvent.

Adding SparkPost To AEvent

In order to add your SparkPost Integration, you will need to first navigate to Integrations within AEvent, search / select SparkPost, and click Add Integration.

  • Then, name your integration as you see fit, and click 'Add.'

  • Once here on the access popup, take your API Key, paste it into the Pop-up form, and click "Continue."

  • Once your SparkPost account has been successfully added, you will see it's Connected, and you are able to click on 'Test'.

  • A successful connection will yield a positive test result.

Congratulations, your SparkPost account is now successfully connected to AEvent!

Activating & Configuring SparkPost For Your Timeline and On-Registration Email

Go to the timeline you want to use SparkPost on and go to the integration settings.

  • Find SparkPost and toggle it on.

  • Click the Cog Wheel for the Integration's Settings for On-Registration Email.

🗒️ NOTE: 🗒️

As long as you have Activated the integration, you are good to use it for your Timeline Actions.

  • If you wish to only send SparkPost Emails through a timeline action and not when someone registers for your event, you can skip the rest of this step.

You will want to click on the Disabled Toggle, and it will show Enabled, and an Edit Option will appear to the left of the toggle.

Once you click on Edit, it will open up an email editor so you can create your email that will go to the people who just registered for this event.

  • You also have many options to personalize the email with.

    • e.g., Registrants first name and supply the Join Link, for example

  • Save it.

  • If you tick the check box, you can Collect Engagement Metrics.

And that is it. You now have set up an Email to trigger when a person registers for your event.

Collect Engagement Metrics

Below you will find where the two places are that you can set up to collect the Engagement Metrics.

You will also find where you can view your analytics once your event is over to view your sent vs opened.

To Use for On-Reg Emails

You want to go to the timeline you are using the SMTP service on

You want to go to the integrations section of the timeline

Find the integration and select the cog wheel

In the integration settings select the check box “Collect Engagement Metrics”

To Use Metrics with Timeline Actions

When you go into your timeline action for the email you will want to select the checkbox “Collect Engagement Metrics”

Review your Metrics

Once the event passes you can go to Schedule and select Past.

Find your event and select the pie chart for that event

Once in the Analytics go to the User Agent View Section

Select the “Display Email Engagement Metrics” toggle under the chart

Now you see the Total Emails Sent vs the Total Emails Opened

Creating A Timeline Action With SparkPost

Go to the timeline and day you want to trigger your Action/s. Make sure that the integration you want to use is active on this timeline (see how above ⬆️).

Click on the Create Action button in the top right to get started.

  • Select the date and time that you wish the action to occur

  • Select the audience you are targeting

  • Select your SparkPost Integration

  • Create the email message, and if you so choose, Collect Engagement Metrics

  • Then click Create

  • This is how it will look on your timeline.

How To Reconnect SparkPost

If you are encountering issues with your SparkPost integration, it is possible that your API information has changed from SparkPost, has been reset, or has been closed.

  • If you click 'Test' and it is NOT successful, the first step we recommend is reconnecting your integration.

  • By clicking Re-Connect, you will need to re-enter your SparkPost API for authentication purposes.

  • Once your SparkPost account has been successfully added, you will see its Connected state, and you will be able to click on 'Test.'

  • A successful connection will yield a positive test result.

Congratulations, your SparkPost account is now successfully re-connected to AEvent!

How To Remove SparkPost

If you want to remove your SparkPost integration from AEvent, you need to navigate to Integrations.

Locate your SparkPost integration and click on the Trashcan icon.

You then will be prompted to confirm deletion.

Once you confirm removal, the integration within AEvent no longer exists.

⚠️ NOTE: ⚠️

Removing this integration will immediately affect its use with any timelines that it is active in.

If you are experiencing issues with this integration but do not desire to REMOVE it, we recommend reconnecting it instead.

This will allow its configuration to continue as set within your timelines.

🆘 Help Is Here 🆘

If you have any questions about this Integration, please reach out to our Support Team with any questions about the Sparkpost and AEvent Integration.

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