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What Is A Transactional Email?

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Most of us are familiar with emails we and others send to each other. There are however other types of emails, one of which is a transactional email.

This is a type of email sent by a computer system or software to a person's inbox. This type of email usually conveys instructions or confirmations to the user of the software or system.


Here are a few examples of transactional emails:

  • Password recovery email
  • Signup confirmation email
  • Payment receipt email
  • Package delivery email


Just because an email is sent by a computer does not make it a transaction email. It has to convey the state of an activity a user is performing on that system for it to qualify as a transactional email.

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