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MailChimp for Servoy

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:30 pm
by palacio
Is there someone here who knows how to use MailChimp for Servoy?

Thankyou

Re: MailChimp for Servoy

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:15 pm
by ROCLASI
Hi Palacio,

Welcome to the forum, I see this is your first post.

What is it you are actually asking since to my knowledge there is no such product 'MailChimp for Servoy'.
Are you asking if someone created MailChimp functionality with Servoy? Or are you asking how to to use the mail plugin to send out mailings?

Re: MailChimp for Servoy

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:00 am
by palacio
Sorry Mr Ivens for not making my question very clear.

I do know how to use the mail plugin of servoy, my question is that if someone created MailChimp functionality with Servoy?(thank you for providing the right question) because I'm required to
use a Third party email service so that the emails that I will generate will not be sent to the spam.
Then I started to read MailChimp, Mandrill, Mailgun and others.

Thank you
Palacio

Re: MailChimp for Servoy

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:56 pm
by goldcougar
We use Elastic Email for many customers. Very reliable and cheap. Offer various API's, the simplest being the SMTP API with which you can use the built in mail plugin in Servoy. https://elasticemail.com/support/api-smtp/smtp-relay . Amazon also has one: https://aws.amazon.com/ses/

Re: MailChimp for Servoy

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:50 pm
by palacio
goldcougar wrote:We use Elastic Email for many customers. Very reliable and cheap. Offer various API's, the simplest being the SMTP API with which you can use the built in mail plugin in Servoy. https://elasticemail.com/support/api-smtp/smtp-relay . Amazon also has one: https://aws.amazon.com/ses/


Thank you Mr. Butler.

Re: MailChimp for Servoy

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:28 am
by palacio
ROCLASI wrote:Hi Palacio,

Welcome to the forum, I see this is your first post.

What is it you are actually asking since to my knowledge there is no such product 'MailChimp for Servoy'.
Are you asking if someone created MailChimp functionality with Servoy? Or are you asking how to to use the mail plugin to send out mailings?


I was asking if someone created a function or plugin in Servoy that could help communicate with MailChimp. I was reading the documentation of MailChimp and it was written that MailChimp is using javascript("node.js") specifically, I don't know if it would still work in Servoy then I found out that I have to plugins that creates/read json and these plugins are VelocityReport and serialize.

Re: MailChimp for Servoy

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:26 pm
by swingman
Hi Palacio,

I have Servoy talking to MailChimp through a web service I created myself. I did this because at the time the http plugin in Servoy did not have the functionality needed to talk to MailChimp.

Since I know Ruby-on-Rails, I created a small local rails site on the Servoy Server that talk to MailChimp using the Gibbon Ruby-gem. My Servoy app uses the http plugin to talk to this web service which talks to MailChimp and fetches or updates subscriber data. To the Servoy users, it looks like Servoy is talking directly.

MailChimp says:
Code: Select all
developer.mailchimp.com/.../mailchimp/guides/an-introduction-to-rest/
Most APIs aren't fully RESTful, including the MailChimp API. But we follow most of the practices and common definitions of the style.


You should be able to access this using improved http plugin in Servoy. Most the work will be dealing with the JSON.

Hope this helps,

Christian

Re: MailChimp for Servoy

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:28 pm
by palacio
swingman wrote:Hi Palacio,

I have Servoy talking to MailChimp through a web service I created myself. I did this because at the time the http plugin in Servoy did not have the functionality needed to talk to MailChimp.

Since I know Ruby-on-Rails, I created a small local rails site on the Servoy Server that talk to MailChimp using the Gibbon Ruby-gem. My Servoy app uses the http plugin to talk to this web service which talks to MailChimp and fetches or updates subscriber data. To the Servoy users, it looks like Servoy is talking directly.

MailChimp says:
Code: Select all
developer.mailchimp.com/.../mailchimp/guides/an-introduction-to-rest/
Most APIs aren't fully RESTful, including the MailChimp API. But we follow most of the practices and common definitions of the style.


You should be able to access this using improved http plugin in Servoy. Most the work will be dealing with the JSON.

Hope this helps,

Christian


Mr. Christian,

Thank you for your advise I will try using the http plugin. Hope that it will work.

Thanks again.

Palacio

Re: MailChimp for Servoy

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:17 am
by Gordon McLean
Hi

Whist not specifically MailChimp, you may like to also consider Amazon SES which works very well from the mail plugin. Amazon provide a free tier of 62000 messages outbound per month and 1000 in before any charges apply. Mail chimp used them themselves before they developed Mandril and from personal experience I can say that the we have not had any problems with Junk filters eating mails. We are sending 40-50,000 mails a month on this service without issue and we also use it for sending single one off mails. I would however stress that this does not have the user friendly metrics associated with MailChimp, its just a gateway

This is an outdated but none the less interesting article that may be worth reading

https://blog.mailchimp.com/mailchimp-la ... mazon-ses/

Best
Gordon

Re: MailChimp for Servoy

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:50 am
by palacio
Gordon McLean wrote:Hi

Whist not specifically MailChimp, you may like to also consider Amazon SES which works very well from the mail plugin. Amazon provide a free tier of 62000 messages outbound per month and 1000 in before any charges apply. Mail chimp used them themselves before they developed Mandril and from personal experience I can say that the we have not had any problems with Junk filters eating mails. We are sending 40-50,000 mails a month on this service without issue and we also use it for sending single one off mails. I would however stress that this does not have the user friendly metrics associated with MailChimp, its just a gateway

This is an outdated but none the less interesting article that may be worth reading

https://blog.mailchimp.com/mailchimp-la ... mazon-ses/

Best
Gordon


Hi Mr. Gordon,

Thank you for the blog that you posted in your reply. Before, I also considered Amazon ses , Mailgun, Sendgrid, Mandrill and last MailChimp. All of them are good third party email services and It was really hard to choose what to use but my problem is that I need to create a function using Servoy that would make me use the features of Mailchimp like Lists and Campaign.
I am using Servoy 5.2 and I am studying if theres a plugin that could help me use the API that I have in Mailchimp.

Thank you
palacio

Re: MailChimp for Servoy

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:30 pm
by ProRM
Hi !

Does someone built the communication with Mailchimp API for Servoy? Is it available as a module?

Regards