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Mailchimp provides an email service with some useful features and the results stored on the Mailchimp server. Mandrill is their other option and returns the results to your Web site through callbacks. Use Mandrill when you already use Mailchimp and want the results from your mail back in your Drupal database.
Download and install as for any add-on module. There are two modules installed, Mandrill and Mandrill Reports. This page is for Mandrill. There is a child page for the Mandrill Reports module.
First, you'll need to install the Mandrill PHP library. Install or enable the libraries module and then put the library in a directory named "mandrill" under "libraries."
Switch on Mandrill in the modules list. Mandrill has a
.install file and no install function. Nothing happens until you switch on the Mandrill activity in the configuration page. There are
hook_uninstall() to clean up afterwards.
Mandrill ends up in
Administration >> Modules under package
MailChimp. There is a permission to set and configuration page at
There is just one permission for Mandrill,
Administer Mandrill. Most sites will use the default of only letting the site administrator access the configuration page.
You need a Mandrill API key from https://mandrillapp.com/. Login with your Mailchimp id or register and login. You can send up to 12000 mails per month without paying for the service.
The config form:
Mandrill API Key
Create or grab your API key from the Mandrill settings.
Mandrill settings links to https://mandrillapp.com/settings/index
Save the settings. You are then presented with more options. One option is to switch the Mandrill mail interface on, off, or to test. The default is
On will send all your mail to Mandrill, something you may not want until you have mandrill working the way you want.
Test option lets you test without connecting to the Mandrill server, a good option when you first test on a machine not connected to the Internet.
Mandrill let you open an account and test up to 12000 mail per month without paying anything and that is your next level of testing but you have to switch mandrill on and at that point all mail will go to Mandrill.
There is a test described in the Mandrill Reports page.
You might want some of your mail sent through Mandrill but not all mail sent through Mandrill. I am experimenting with the Mail system module to control which mail goes through Mandrill. See http://drupal.org/node/1817506
Integration with Mandrill transactional emails, a service by the folks behind
MailChimp. Learn more about Mandrill and how to sign up on [their website](http://mandrill.com).
### Mandrill Mail interface status
Routes all site emails through the STS API.
Enables an alternate mail interface, TestingMailChimpMandrillMailSystem, that
displays a message and logs the event without sending any emails.
Logs can be viewed through Mandrill Reports at .
Disables Mandrill and routes all email through the site's server.
### Email Options
* **Email from address:** The email address that emails should be sent from
* **From name:** The name to use for sending
* **_Input format_:** An optional input format to apply to the message body before sending emails
### Send Options
* **Track opens:** Toggles open tracking for messages
* **Track clicks:** Toggles click tracking for messages
* **Strip query string:** Strips the query string from URLs when aggregating tracked URL data
### Google Analytics
* **Domains:** One or more domains for which any matching URLs will
automatically have Google Analytics parameters appended to their query string.
Separate each domain with a comma.
* **Campaign:** The value to set for the utm_campaign tracking parameter. If
empty, the from address of the message will be used instead.
The mandrill_reports sub-module provides reports on various metrics.
Displays charts that show volume and engagement, along with a tabular list of
URL interactions for the past 30 days.
### Account Summary
Shows account information, quotas, and all-time usage stats.