How To Send Email From Sendgrid

As a developer, one of the important tasks is making sure your application can successfully send emails. SendGrid is a highly utilized platform for managing email delivery. In this post, we will be exploring how you can send emails using SendGrid.

Getting Started with SendGrid

First, you need to create an account with SendGrid. After creating your account, you’ll need to generate an API key. You can follow the instructions here to create your API key.

With the API key in hand, it’s time to start integrating SendGrid into your code. For this example, we’ll use Python and SendGrid’s Python library.

Installing SendGrid Python Library

The first step is to install the SendGrid Python library. You can do this using pip:

pip install sendgrid

Sending an Email

Here is a basic example of how to send an email with SendGrid using Python:

   import sendgrid
   from sendgrid.helpers.mail import *

   def send_mail():
      sg = sendgrid.SendGridAPIClient(apikey='YOUR_API_KEY_HERE')
      from_email = Email("[email protected]")
      to_email = To("[email protected]")
      subject = "Hello World"
      content = Content("text/plain", "Hello, Email!")
      mail = Mail(from_email, to_email, subject, content)
      response =

In the above code, make sure to replace ‘YOUR_API_KEY_HERE’ with your actual SendGrid API key. Also replace the from_email and to_email with the actual email addresses. The email content is created as plain text, but you can also send HTML content. After setting up the mail object, we post it to SendGrid using the send method, and SendGrid handles the rest!


SendGrid makes it easy to send emails from your application. With its powerful API and intuitive Python library, you can start sending emails in no time. Remember to handle errors appropriately in your code and to protect your API key to ensure your emails are sent smoothly.