Quickstart Guide

To start sending emails with Mailgun, follow these steps:

1. Sign Up

Sign up for a Mailgun account: Click here to sign up for your 30 day free trial.

2. Add and verify your domain

Add a domain you own and verify it by setting up the DNS records Mailgun provide (SPF and DKIM) with your DNS provider. Go to Domain Verification Walkthrough for a step-by-step guide on how to do this.

Note: If you do not own a domain you can use the provided sandbox domain for testing.

3. Choose how to send (SMTP or API)

Mailgun gives you the choice to send email via SMTP or our HTTP API. Choose which one is best for you.

Send with SMTP CredentialsSend with API Key
Open protocol with large environmentEasy to use interface
Flexible with existing applicationsLanguage bindings
Better scaling

4. Get credentials

In order to send via our HTTP API you will need your API key, and in order to send via SMTP you will need your SMTP user and password. See the article, Where can I find my API key and SMTP credentials? for details.

5. Send Email!

You can send email using a variety of tools and languages. Here's a sample of the many languages from our libraries:

Now you are ready to send email!