If you are planning on sending many testimonial requests at a time, then we suggest that you create and link a Mandrill account to your VocalReferences account. Mandrill is email software which allows for sending many emails at a given time. We have integrated our VocalReferences Testimonial Request service with Mandrill so that you will be able to send many requests to your customers without constraints.
Step 1 – Create a Mandrill Account
If you don’t already have a Mandrill account then the first step is to create one. To create a Mandrill account go here and create an account. There is no additional charge for sending emails via Mandrill as long as you don’t send more than 2,000 emails a month. After 2,000 emails per month you will have to upgrade your Mandrill account to a paid account.
Step 2 – Create a Mandrill password (API key)
After creating an account, you will need to create a SMTP password. This is different than the password you used to create your Mandrill account. To create a SMTP password you will click on the button “Get SMTP Credentials” or click the “Settings” button on the left menu.
You will now be presented with a screen which provides you with the SMTP login information. When you first create your Mandrill account there will be no password (API Key). To create a password click on “Add API Key”. This will create a password for your account.
Step 3 – Copy SMTP Credentials to VocalReferences
After you have created a password you will then link the SMTP Username and the valid API Key as the password into your VocalReferences account.
Copy & paste mandrill SMTP credentials to your VocalReferences account.
Linking to VocalReferences Account
Open the request Testimonial popup by clicking on the Request Testimonial button in the Merchant
Goto the Mandrill Account settings by clicking on the @ from the
Link Mandril Account
After creating an account in Mandrill copy the password (passphrase) into the SMTP password Box.