# Send Messages with Channel Actions
With Journeys Two, you can send messages with:
Dynamic Yield SFTP
[Salesforce Marketing Cloud](🔗)
To add, click **+** then choose an action.
# Custom Context
When adding metadata or [custom context](🔗) to an action, you have the option to copy fields that were previously configured either in other journey steps or in a flow.
Search by flow and variant name for flows (excluding archived flows), or journey and step name for second generation journeys. Actions with custom context configured will show up in the search results. If there are multiple variants or steps, they will be listed under the flow or journey name. The journey version is listed next to the journey name. You can also copy fields from a different journey step in the same journey.
You can [use event-triggered content](🔗) to personalize your messaging using the same syntax you use in an event triggered flow (same templates, content blocks, subject lines and Jinja).
Additionally, the event will be available for use as content for the entire time that the contact is in the journey, so it’s very easy to use the same content (e.g. a product from an abandoned cart) throughout the journey without any extra effort. The same Jinja syntax will work throughout the journey.
Events stay with the contact throughout the journey, even if a new event comes in.
## Send Triggered Email to Contact
You can add an action before you have finalized templates, settings etc. The steps will be saved and you can complete the set-up later.
**Name** the action and include a **note** if desired.
In **Email Details**, complete:
**Select a template**: See [Custom context basics](🔗) for more about email templates. From this drop down, start trying to search for the template you want to use in this email.
**From email**: The return address that appears on the email to the contact. For example, [email protected]
**From name**: The sending name you want the contact to see
**Reply to email**: The inbox you want any replies to this email to go to
**Unsubscribe Group**: Set your unsubscribe preferences in [SendGrid](🔗).
**BCC**: Set your BCC options in [settings](🔗).
Check the box if you'd like to [override any SendGrid UTM Settings.](🔗)
Add any [Custom context expressions](🔗):
Send a test:
Choose a **Sample Contact**. Click preview contact to ...
Choose a **Recipient Contact**.
Click **Send Test**.
For more details on [SendGrid Metadata, see below](🔗).
## Send Triggered Email to Contact with Simon Templates
Follow the steps above for Send Triggered Email to Contact with one difference. Under **Email Details**, you can preview available templates by clicking **View Simon Templates in Content**:
Add metadata to track in your [Journey history](🔗) in the action step:
## Simon Mail and SendGrid metadata
Send metadata to SendGrid or Simon Mail (if you use either) in **Channel Metadata**. These values are then reflected in engagement events.
The default fields included for Simon Mail and SendGrid metadata are:
j2_journey_id`: journey id, an automatically generated id for the journey (similar to `
journey_id` in journeys 1 metadata).
j2_journey_version`: the journey version number, automatically increasing with each new published version, starting with 1 and increasing with every new released version.
j2_step_id`: an automatically generated id for the step (similar to `
simon_flow_id` in flows / journeys 1 metadata).
operation_id`: a unique identifier for a contact passing through a step one particular time. This is also available in jinja as `
simon.operation_id` and can be used to join to other sources like [journey history](🔗).
j2_name`: journey name. This is user-configured and has to be unique among journeys that have been published (similar to `
journey_name` in journeys 1 metadata).
j2_step_name`: step name. This is user-configured and has to be unique within a journey version (similar to `
simon_flow_name` in flows / journeys 1 metadata).