What do I need to setup a Mailwizz EMA mailing system?
You will need a server, where you install Mailwizz. This server will manage the sending. This server most likely won’t send emails itself, but relay emails to third party SMTPs or Sending endpoints. Mailwizz will help you to manage your lists, campaigns and autoresponders.
It doesn’t have to be a new server. Depending on the amounts you send it can be the server, where you host your website. If you host your page on a simple WordPress only hosting, it probably won’t do, but any cloud VPS will be fine. You can get them for around $10-$20 / months.
3. Access to your Domain Name Settings
You can install Mailwizz to either on a single domain, like ‘mikesnewslletter.com’ or on a subdomain, like ‘newsletter.mikeswebsite.com’.
Either way, you need to have access to your domain name settings, which is the place like Godaddy.com or NameCheap.com where you registered your domain name.
When installing MailWizz not only the domain name will be redirected to the server storing Mailwizz, but a specific information needs to be added to ensure deliverability. These settings makes huge difference in inboxing, and someone should do it, who knows hat he is doing.
4. Access to your Third Party SMTP provider
Probably you won’t send email from your own server, but by using a professional SMTP provider, like Amazon SES, Elastic Email, Mailgun, or similar.
In order to tie in this service into your newly installed MailWizz, API information is needed from your provider, which is available after login.
The whole process should not take more than 2-3 hours.
Checklist for installing Mailwizz as email marketing solution
1. Logins to your Server
2. MailWizz licence code
3. Login information to your DNS (probably domain name registrar)
4. Login information to your SMTP provider