Our client TajMo - The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band has won a GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Blues Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Have a look at the website we designed and build for TajMo, and check out the lyric video we produced that first introduced TajMo to the world!
If you’re looking to use a reliable email service to send mail from ExpressionEngine using a contact form and the likes, SparkPost has a free tier that is adequate for most small to medium sized websites. In a nutshell, here is what you need to make sure:
The server your CMS is on does not block outgoing connections to port 587 or 2525
You must choose the Newline Character as \r\n in ExpressionEngine.
The connection type must be STARTTLS in ExpressionEngine.
Lastly, the from email address in your contact form must be from the domain you verified in SparkPost.
Aside from these settings, on ExpressionEngine’s side you must specify the from to address in the contact form as an email from the SparkPost verified domain, and add a field for the user to input their email to be in the body of the message.
We just completed a major with ExpressionEngine 3 update for ShoreFire Media. Aside from getting all the benefits of EE3, we were able to get rid of 7 third party addons and replace them with native fields and functionality.
The updated codebase will be easier to maintain and to update to newer versions of ExpressionEngine in the future.