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What is Mailgun?

Mailgun is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly.
Mailgun is a tool in the Transactional Email category of a tech stack.

Who uses Mailgun?

Companies
2455 companies reportedly use Mailgun in their tech stacks, including reddit, Slack, and Lyft.

Developers
1181 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Mailgun.

Mailgun Integrations

WordPress, Heroku, Rakam, Backand, and Courier are some of the popular tools that integrate with Mailgun. Here's a list of all 28 tools that integrate with Mailgun.

Why developers like Mailgun?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Mailgun
Mailgun Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Mailgun in their tech stack.

Todd Gardner
Todd Gardner
President at TrackJS · | 9 upvotes · 18.4K views
atTrackJSTrackJS
Mailgun
Mandrill

We've moved our transactional email away from Mandrill to Mailgun. We had continued using Mandrill after Mailchimp deprecated the service awhile back, because the amount of credits we were offered essentially made it free.

However, following a couple weeks of frequent downtime and poor service transparency from Mandrill, we decided it was time to make the switch. It appears they no longer had any engineers with the ability to identify the core problems.

Mailgun has been more reliable, yet not as reliable as we expected. We still see issues a few times per week with the API failing when we attempt to make a call. The Reporting UI is way better.

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Joshua Dean Küpper
Joshua Dean Küpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 1 upvotes · 3.2K views
atScrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Mailgun

After tinkering around with our own mail-server setup involving Dovecot, Postfix and SpamAssasin, we finally decided to use Mailgun because of the terrible state the current mail infrastructure is in. Even though we implemented all common security techniques (TLSA, CAA, DANE, DKIM, DMARC, SPF, TLS), our mails still arrived in spam folder of some mail service-providers.

We decided to give Mailgun a chance because of the 10k free mails each months, that are sufficient for us and the implementation as a relay was very easy and our users didn't need to do any migration.

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git8409
git8409
Mailgun

Mails from the website frontend are sent through Mailgun, mainly because of the free plan of 10,000 emails which perfectly suits us. Mailgun

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Yaakov Belch
Yaakov Belch
Node.js Trainer at YaakovNet · | 1 upvotes · 3.1K views
Mailgun

All my personal e-mail (inbound and outbound, personal, transactional and mailing lists) goes through mailgun.

This gives me full control, especially about e-mail addresses: I assign different inbound e-mail addresses for different contacts, so that I can filter SPAM by just blocking the e-mail addresses that leaked out.

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Mailgun

I forward all e-mails to Mailgun and appreciate being able to access the objects easily as JSON. Mailgun

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Volkan Özçelik
Volkan Özçelik
Chief Executive Philosopher at volkan.io · | 1 upvotes · 3.1K views
Mailgun

Mailgun is the only mailing service that I trust to deliver critical user and system emails of zerotoherojs.com

It works great, and for my current usage volume it’s free. Mailgun

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Mailgun's Features

  • Optimized Queue
  • Scheduled Delivery
  • MIME Assembly
  • Test Mode
  • ESP Feedback Handling
  • Unsubscribe Handling
  • Spam Complaint Handling
  • Bounce Handling
  • HTTP POST to your App
  • Routing w RegEx Filters
  • Parsing to UTF-8
  • Signature Separation
  • Quoted Reply Separation
  • Wildcard Domains
  • Spam Filtering
  • Live Logs
  • Message Tagging
  • Event Webhooks
  • Open/Click Tracking
  • Unsubscribe Tracking
  • Complaint Tracking
  • Bounce Tracking
  • Mailing Lists
  • Template Variables
  • A/B Testing
  • Link Performance
  • Geo Performance
  • Recipient Level Data
  • SMTP or HTTP API
  • Clean IP Addresses
  • SPF Authentication
  • DKIM Authentication
  • SSL/TLS
  • Scales on Demand

Mailgun Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Mailgun?
Twilio SendGrid
Twilio SendGrid's cloud-based email infrastructure relieves businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email systems. Twilio SendGrid provides reliable delivery, scalability & real-time analytics along with flexible API's.
Postmark
Postmark removes the headaches of delivering and parsing transactional email for webapps with minimal setup time and zero maintenance.
Mailchimp
MailChimp helps you design email newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use, and track your results. It's like your own personal publishing platform.
Mailjet
Mailjet is a real-time Cloud Emailing platform: scalable, agile and flexible. Our unique algorithm boosts your deliverability and our platform provides in-depth insight so you can optimize more than ever.
SparkPost
SparkPost is the world’s #1 email delivery provider. We empower companies with actionable, real-time data to send relevant email to their customers which increases engagement and both top and bottom line revenue.
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Mailgun's Stats

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Mailgun's Followers
1143 developers follow Mailgun to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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