Connecting with SFTP

The most commonly used connection with Spotler is an integration to synchronize contacts. Do you send mailings via Spotler on a regular basis? And would you like to import contacts in a more efficient way? Then there are various options for this, including a connection to Secure FTP, or SFTP for short. 

We can divide the different types of connection into two groups: a connection that synchronize in "batches" (periodically) and a connection that synchronize in "real time" (continuous). An SFTP link works on the basis of a "batch" synchronization.

Batch synchronization

With an automatic file import in batches, periodic export (for example at night) is done from your own system. This export is offered at Spotler and is automatically imported. In fact, a "batch synchronization" works almost the same as when you import a contact file into the Lists module. That contact file is also a "batch". The main advantage of the link is of course that the import is automatic, but also that it is less prone to errors than a manual operation.

For the SFTP link there are two options:

  1. Import SFTP
  2. Export SFTP

1. Import via SFTP

An external system can place a contact file on a Spotler server via SFTP. Spotler automatically imports this file into the correct account and an import report is sent to a specified email address. 

2. Export via SFTP

After sending a mailing in Spotler, the response data can be put on a Spotler SFTP server via an automatic export. Response data can include the number of openings, clicks, bounces, etc. An external system then retrieves this file via the Spotler SFTP server. The response data can used to enrich data or for analysis. 

Both SFTP connections are available for all Spotler products.