How To Send Email Using Sendgrid In Python

In this article, we will discover how to utilize the SendGrid email platform in Python. SendGrid is a cloud-based service that facilitates businesses with efficient email delivery. With the SendGrid API, you can both send emails and access data and analytics on your email traffic.


  • A SendGrid account
  • Python installed on your system
  • SendGrid Python library

To install the SendGrid library, run the following command in your terminal:

pip install sendgrid

Set Up SendGrid

Before you start coding, you need to set up your SendGrid account:

  1. Create a SendGrid account.
  2. From the dashboard, navigate to Email API > Integration Guide.
  3. Select Web API and then Python.
  4. Give your API key a name and select “Full Access”.
  5. Save the API key somewhere safe because you won’t see it again. You will use this key to authenticate your requests.

Sending an Email

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

    import sendgrid
    from sendgrid.helpers.mail import *

    def send_email():
        sg = sendgrid.SendGridAPIClient(api_key='your_sendgrid_api_key')
        from_email = Email("[email protected]")
        to_email = To("[email protected]")
        subject = "Sending with SendGrid is Fun"
        content = Content("text/plain", "and easy to do anywhere, even with Python")
        mail = Mail(from_email, to_email, subject, content)
        response =


In the above code, replace ‘your_sendgrid_api_key’ with your actual SendGrid API key. This code sends a plain text email. If you want to send HTML email, change the type from “text/plain” to “text/html” and adjust your content accordingly.


With SendGrid and Python, you can send emails programmatically with ease. Whether you need to send transactional emails, marketing emails, or anything else, SendGrid and Python can get the job done. Happy coding!