How can I send a quick test of my template?

You can always test templates via the Mandrill API or SMTP Integration, but you can also send a quick test email directly from your Mandrill account by following the steps below.

  1. Go to Outbound in your Mandrill account.
  2. Click Templates.
  3. Hover over the template and click edit code.
  4. Click the Send Test.
  5. Enter and email address and click Send Test.

Test emails are billed just like all other emails sent from your Mandrill account. Any sending options enabled for your account will also be applied to test emails. If you've met your hourly quota, the test email will be queued just like other messages and will be sent the next hour.

If you haven't set a default subject line for the template, Mandrill will automatically set the test email subject to [TEST] Template Name Template Test where "Template Name" is replaced with the actual name you've provided for the template.

Mandrill will automatically tag these messages with template-test so you can search and filter your Outbound Activity based on these tests.