To use Mandrill, a connection must be configured by a Unica Administrator. The connection properties are these:

  • API Key - the API key for the user. This key can ge generated from the Mandrill site.
  • Activity Fetch Frequency - The frequency at which email events (such as , sent; open; click) are periodically downloaded from Mandrill.
  • Activity Fetch Units - The time unit (hours; minutes; seconds) of the activity fetch frequency.

The activity fetch parameters determine how frequently Mandrill is polled for event results. This should be set at a value that offers a compromise between response time and processing overhead. A reasonable frequency is 15 minutes.