Does GetBookedUp allow me to send emails using my gmail email?
This is a question we are repeatedly asked and the answer is not a simple yes or no, unfortunately.
So lets start with the positive first. Yes Gmail accounts can be configured to work to send emails from GetBookedUp using the SMTP server name, password and Port 465, then enabling the ‘SSL’ option too. However, and this is the negative, on free Google mail accounts Google place a limit on the number of emails you can send to 99 per day, and that kicks in automatically. This means that if you only ever intend sending appointment confirmations and perhaps easy street marketing emails you may “get away with” using gmail, however, if you want to use GetBookedUp to it’s full capacity of email marketing then a free gmail account is not going to be suitable.
So what’s the answer?
Well, we don’t seem to be able to find confirmation that even paid gmail accounts have this restriction lifted, we can find any detalails on the Google or ‘developers’ forums. There are options, and they are varied. I suggest if you’re using a gmail email then you give me a call and we can discuss what you need and make a recomendation that suits your needs.
As always, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to give me a call direct.