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Mandrill

Send transactional, triggered, and personalized email, then track results.
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What is Mandrill?

Mandrill is a new way for apps to send transactional email. It runs on the delivery infrastructure that powers MailChimp.
Mandrill is a tool in the Transactional Email category of a tech stack.

Who uses Mandrill?

Companies
2604 companies reportedly use Mandrill in their tech stacks, including Hootsuite, Soundcloud, and TaskRabbit.

Developers
902 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Mandrill.

Mandrill Integrations

Geckoboard, Leftronic, Parse, GoSquared, and sendwithus are some of the popular tools that integrate with Mandrill. Here's a list of all 16 tools that integrate with Mandrill.

Why developers like Mandrill?

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

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

Todd Gardner
Todd Gardner
President at TrackJS · | 9 upvotes · 29.9K views
atTrackJSTrackJS
Mandrill
Mandrill
Mailgun
Mailgun

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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Sebastian Gębski
Sebastian Gębski
CTO at Shedul/Fresha · | 3 upvotes · 26.5K views
atFresha EngineeringFresha Engineering
Google Maps
Google Maps
Mandrill
Mandrill
Twilio
Twilio
Braintree
Braintree

We make sure to implement only the functionalities that are specific to our business domain (Beauty & Wellness) & use other services for functionalities we find generic or secondary (they do not make us stand out). We've picked the most stable & popular ones we could find for such purposes: Google Maps (for salon location maps), Mandrill (sending mail notifications), Twilio (sending SMS notifications) or Braintree (for payments).

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Iakov Markov
Iakov Markov
Cloud Solutions Product Owner at Ataccama · | 1 upvotes · 4.1K views
atAtaccamaAtaccama
Mandrill
Mandrill

We use Mandrill to handle all transactional emailing - from welcome letters to password reminders to notifications. Mandrill

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Joel Serino
Joel Serino
Senior Engineer & Team Lead at Think For Yourself · | 1 upvotes · 4K views
atGiftstarterGiftstarter
Mandrill
Mandrill

We send monkeys to space and back with Mandrill. And transnational emails. Mandrill

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Greg Taylor
Greg Taylor
Sr. Software Engineer at Aclima, Inc · | 1 upvotes · 4K views
atPathwrightPathwright
Mandrill
Mandrill

We started off with AWS SES, but found it to be lacking in diagnostics and reporting. Mandrill is a quantum leap forward in this regard. Has some other really neat features carried over from MailChimp (templating). Mandrill

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Travis Rowland
Travis Rowland
CEO at Dynamictivity, Inc. · | 1 upvotes · 3.6K views
atDynamictivityDynamictivity
Mandrill
Mandrill

Mandrill is used to send out all e-mail from the application and any tools and services in our infrastructure. Mandrill

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Mandrill's Features

  • Inbound Email- Set up inboxes for Mandrill to control. When they receive email, we’ll make an API call to your app with all the relevant information, so you don’t have to worry about what’s happening behind the scenes.
  • Webhooks Support- Create custom event notifications, keep track of new signups and unsubscribes in real-time, get a notice of every spam complaint so you can flag them in your database.
  • Rules Engine- Modify the content of email coming through Mandrill without having to involve developers. For example, you could tell Mandrill to take any email coming from confirmation@yourdomain.com, give it a new template, and add Google Analytics tracking.
  • Advanced Tagging and Reports- Generate custom reports based on the stats that matter to you. Add campaign tags like “confirmation email” and “mailing list,” and combine them with data Mandrill automatically tracks. Tagging allows you to graph sets of data like “bounce rate for confirmation emails to Gmail addresses.”
  • Meaningful Metrics- Observe trends and monitor delivery to see if you’re on track or if you need to make adjustments. Search by recipient or domain, sort sent email by bounces or rejections, and track opens and clicks.
  • Status Updates- Troubleshoot from wherever you are, and send status messages to recipients from Mandrill
  • Mobile Access- Your transactional email is generated at all hours. Mandrill is the only service with a mobile app, so you can monitor your performance even when you’re away from your desk.

Mandrill Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Mandrill?
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.
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.
Apache Drill
Apache Drill is a distributed MPP query layer that supports SQL and alternative query languages against NoSQL and Hadoop data storage systems. It was inspired in part by Google's Dremel.
Mailgun
Mailgun is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly.
Gmail
An easy to use email app that saves you time and keeps your messages safe. Get your messages instantly via push notifications, read and respond online & offline, and find any message quickly.
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Mandrill's Followers
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