Getting a Mailgun API Key


In order for Gravity SMTP to send messages from your Mailgun account, you will need to provide the plugin with a Mailgun API key. You must complete this step before configuring the Mailgun Integration within Gravity SMTP. This article outlines steps for generating a new API key in your Mailgun account. Reference Where Can I Find My API Key and SMTP Credentials? from Mailgun’s official documentation for more info and related articles.

Please note that Gravity SMTP does not currently support domain-specific sending keys.

Generating a New API Key

From within your Mailgun account, you can generate a Mailgun API key at Account → API Security → Mailgun API keys.

You will then generate a new API key for use by Gravity SMTP. Click Add new key, enter a Description for the new API key, and then click Create Key.

Your new key will be displayed only once. Be sure to copy and save this key as it will be used to connect the Gravity SMTP plugin with your Mailgun account. A single key can be used across multiple websites. However, if you ever need to revoke keys on a site-by-site basis, you may prefer to create one key per site.

Provided that you have added and verified a domain, you are now ready to configure your Mailgun Integration settings within Gravity SMTP.

IP Access Management

For improved security, Mailgun provides IP Access Management. If you find that messages are not being sent, please check that your site’s IP address is on the list of allowed IPs. When utilizing the IP allowlist, only the IPs you have specified will be able to connect to the API.