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v2 API Ruby Code Example

We recommend using SendGrid Ruby, our client library, available on GitHub, with full documentation.

The library does not officially support the V2 API, but you can use V2 with an older version of the library. For more information, see Continue Using V2 in Ruby.

Using SendGrid's Ruby Library

# using SendGrid's Ruby Library
# https://github.com/sendgrid/sendgrid-ruby
require 'sendgrid-ruby'

sendgrid = SendGrid::Client.new do |c|
  c.api_key = 'SENDGRID_APIKEY'

email = SendGrid::Mail.new do |m|
  m.to      = 'test@sendgrid.com'
  m.from    = 'you@youremail.com'
  m.subject = 'Sending with SendGrid is Fun'
  m.html    = 'and easy to do anywhere, even with Ruby'


This example shows how to send email plain text and HTML email using Ruby. The gem Mail is required.

require 'mail'
Mail.defaults do
  delivery_method :smtp, { :address   => "smtp.sendgrid.net",
                           :port      => 587,
                           :domain    => "yourdomain.com",
                           :user_name => "yourusername@domain.com",
                           :api_key  => "your_api_key",
                           :authentication => 'plain',
                           :enable_starttls_auto => true }

mail = Mail.deliver do
  to 'yourRecipient@domain.com'
  from 'Your Name <name@domain.com>'
  subject 'This is the subject of your email'
  text_part do
    body 'Hello world in text'
  html_part do
    content_type 'text/html; charset=UTF-8'
    body '<b>Hello world in HTML</b>'

To install the Mail gem please note that you need the OpenSSL library installed, then run the following:

gem install mail
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