This web service allows to map in MailUp - using groups and lists - the recipients contained in a third party application, and also allows the external system to access the sending details of MailUp mailings. So MailUp can handle the segmentation of recipients already existent in the third party system, as well as sendings to recipients subscribed to multiple lists.
WS_MailUpImport checks the following parameters in order to authenticate requests:
- WS username* (predefined for a specific MailUp console)
- WS password* (to be set in the MailUp console)
- Sender IP address (third party application)
*different from the credentials used to access the console
Authentication fails if:
- MailUp API is off;
- username and/or password are incorrect;
- the IP address of the third party application has changed since the last successful access. The IP address can be manually changed in the MailUp console.
MailUp customer: a company/business subscribing to the MailUp service
Console URL / NL_URL: MailUp defines a dedicated URL for each customer. For this reason, external systems must know the exact URL to which to send the request (e.g. http://mailing.firstcompany.com/Services/WSMailup.asmx)
WS_MailUpImport: a web Service designed to import recipients from a third party application
MailUp API Account: a specific account for web services, made of a username and a password. It is automatically created when a new MailUp account is created for a new customer, while for existing customers it is manually created via the MailUp console.
WS: web service
MailUp API status
Once the API account has been created, APIs must be activated in order to be able to receive requests (they are disabled by default for safety reasons): they can be activated manually using the MailUp console or automatically by calling a specific URL.
Disactivation is also manual through the MailUp console.
The IP address of the application using the web service is registered at activation stage.