How to activate the Mailjet integration

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In our last blog post I was talking about how a ready-to-use Mailjet integration solution can effectively support you in automating your email marketing with Mailjet.

This time, as promised, I’m going to lead you step-by-step through the Mailjet integration process.

We’ve prepared a few ready-to-use recipes which you can find here (UPDATE: the links is no longer available due to the new release of our platform). Just choose the recipe you need, click on “Try it now” and sign in or sign up if you’re new to I will use here the Salesforce-Mailjet recipe as an example.

mailjet integration - selecting components

Before I continue, there are two things you need to be aware of before you start the integration:

  1. First, in order to export any contacts to Mailjet, you need to create an empty list in Mailjet, to which you will add your contacts. Later you will see what you need it for.
  2. Secondly, you must have your Salesforce API activated for this integration to work. You can find out whether it’s your case or not by checking your pricing plan at Salesforce. However, even if your pricing plan doesn’t imply that your API is activated, you can always contact Salesforce and ask them to do this for you. This limitation doesn’t apply to other recipes, though.

Step 1: Adding Salesforce account

Click on “Connect Salesforce” first. After that you will be prompted to name your account (give it any name you like) and to authenticate it, which simply means that you need to log into it.

After you’ve done that, you should see the following:

mailjet integration - new Salesforce account

Click on “Save Account” and now you’re connected to Salesforce.

Step 2: Adding Mailjet account

With Mailjet it’s a bit different. Here you need to enter your API Key and API Secret.

You will find those in your Mailjet account. Log into it, go to “My account”, find under “Account Information” the box “REST API” and click on “Master API Key”, and here we go – you see your API Key and API Secret.

mailjet integration - Mailjet API Key

Just copy those into the authentication window on and click on “Save Account”. Now you are connected to both Salesforce and Mailjet.

mailjet integration - ready integration

Step 3: Defining Mailjet list

The third step is to configure Mailjet meaning that you need to select the Mailjet list to which you would like to export your contacts. Remember I mentioned at the beginning of the post, that you actually need to create a list in Mailjet first in order to be able to export your contacts later? So, this is the step at which you need to select this list from the drop-down menu.

For this Mailjet integration demonstration, I’ve created a list named “Test emails”, and this is the one I’ve selected here.

mailjet integration - customise integration

You can also do some custom data mapping if you know your way around it, but if you don’t, you can safely skip this step. However, we would recommend that you define at least the First Name and maybe Last Name, because these values can be inserted into a newsletter later making it more personalised.

Now all that’s left to do is to hit the red button “Activate integration” et voilà, your Salesforce contacts will flow to Mailjet.

For more information or for any kind of support, please contact at [email protected]

Happy integrating!

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Olga Annenko


Olga Annenko is a tech enthusiast and marketing professional. She loves to write about data and application integration, API economy, cloud technology, and how all that can be combined to drive companies' digital transformation.

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