Scaleway’s Transactional Email service is a fully managed solution dedicated to sending transactional emails. With Transactional Email, you can send your emails via the API or SMTP, add and verify a sending domain, configure SPF and DKIM authentication and monitor emails via the Scaleway console.
A transactional email is a type of automated, non-promotional email triggered by interactions with a website or an application, e.g. account creation, password modification, new order, payment status, etc. Unlike marketing emails, transactional emails are usually expected by customers and thus, have much higher open rate than marketing emails.
Scaleway’s Transactional Email platform is dedicated to sending transactional emails only. You cannot use Transactional Email to send marketing emails. Read our anti-spam policy for more information.
You need to add SPF and DKIM records to be able to send emails. Find out how to set up your DNS records for other DNS providers.
After configuring your SPF and DKIM records, you must launch a verification of the domain either via the console in the DNS verification tab, or the API. You will then receive an email informing you whether your domain was validated or if there are errors to fix so it can be validated.
Setting up an MX record is highly recommended to ensure your email deliverability. Find out how to add an MX record to your domain. You can also use Scaleway’s blackhole MX if you do not have your own MX.
At the end of the month, you are billed for the number of emails you sent. If the number of emails you have sent exceeds the number of emails included in your offer, you will be billed for the excess emails. For example, if you use the free tier of 300 emails per month, and you end up sending 305 emails, you will only be billed for five emails out of the 305 you have sent. Check out our dedicated page for more information about Transactional Email’s pricing.