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Alternatives to Mandrill

Twilio SendGrid, Mailchimp, Apache Drill, Mailgun, and Gmail are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Mandrill.
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What is Mandrill and what are its top alternatives?

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.

Top Alternatives to Mandrill

  • Twilio SendGrid

    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

    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

    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

    Mailgun is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly. ...

  • Gmail

    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. ...

  • Amazon SES

    Amazon SES

    Amazon SES eliminates the complexity and expense of building an in-house email solution or licensing, installing, and operating a third-party email service. The service integrates with other AWS services, making it easy to send emails from applications being hosted on services such as Amazon EC2. ...

  • Postmark

    Postmark

    Postmark removes the headaches of delivering and parsing transactional email for webapps with minimal setup time and zero maintenance. ...

  • Mailjet

    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. ...

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Twilio SendGrid

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Email Delivery. Simplified.
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PROS OF TWILIO SENDGRID
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    Easy setup
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    Cheap and simple
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    Easy email integration!
  • 86
    Reliable
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    Well-documented
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    Generous free allowance to get you started
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    Trackable
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    Heroku add-on
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    Azure add-on
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    Better support for third party integrations
  • 6
    Free plan
  • 6
    Simple installation
  • 4
    Helpful evangelist staff
  • 4
    Great client libraries
  • 3
    Better customer support than the competition
  • 3
    Great support
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    Great add-ons
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    Scalable
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    Nice dashboard
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    Google cloud messaging
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    Web editor for templates
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    Cool setup
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    Free
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    Within integration
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    Easy set up
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    Great customer support
CONS OF TWILIO SENDGRID
  • 2
    No Terraform provider
  • 2
    Google analytics integration is not campaign-specific
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    Shared IP blacklist removal takes months
  • 0
    Shares IP blacklist removal

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Luke Hamilton
Sr. Engineer at StackShare · | 4 upvotes · 43.8K views

At StackShare we were discussing how to increase the retention of our newly signed up users. We hypothesized that if we made certain changes to the emails in our on-boarding process we could increase our retention and activation of users.

We decided to use sendwithus because it offered us the ability to A/B test our transactional emails. We also utilized the sendwithus analytics dashboard to gain real time insight into the performance of our email campaigns. Furthermore sendwithus has a Rails gem that allowed us to easily integrate the product into our application. We were also able to integrate sendwithus with our SendGrid account. #ABTestingAnalytics #TransactionalEmail

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Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 3 upvotes · 454.6K views

Nexmo vs Twilio ?

Back in the early days at SmartZip Analytics, that evaluation had - for whatever reason - been made by Product Management. Some developers might have been consulted, but we hadn't made the final call and some key engineering aspects of it were omitted.

When revamping the platform, I made sure to flip the decision process how it should be. Business provided an input but Engineering lead the way and has the final say on all implementation matters. My engineers and I decided on re-evaluating the criteria and vendor selection. Not only did we need SMS support, but were we not thinking about #VoiceAndSms support as the use cases evolved.

Also, on an engineering standpoint, SDK mattered. Nexmo didn't have any. Twilio did. No-one would ever want to re-build from scratch integration layers vendors should naturally come up with and provide their customers with.

Twilio won on all fronts. Including costs and implementation timelines. No-one even noticed the vendor switch.

Many years later, Twilio demonstrated its position as a leader by holding conferences in the Bay Area, announcing features like Twilio Functions. Even acquired Authy which we also used for 2FA. Twilio's growth has been amazing. Its recent acquisition of SendGrid continues to show it.

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Mailchimp

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PROS OF MAILCHIMP
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    Smooth setup & ui
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    Mailing list
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    Robust e-mail creation
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    Integrates with a lot of external services
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    Custom templates
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    Free tier
  • 49
    Great api
  • 42
    Great UI
  • 33
    A/B Testing Subject Lines
  • 30
    Broad feature set
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    Subscriber Analytics
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    Great interface. The standard for email marketing
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    Mandrill integration
  • 8
    Great documentation
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    Segmentation
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    Best deliverability; helps you be the good guy
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    Autoresponders
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    Facebook Integration
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    Co-branding
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    RSS-to-email
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    Customization
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    Embedded signup forms
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    Automation
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    Groups
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    Great logo
CONS OF MAILCHIMP
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    Super expensive
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    No Terraform provider
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    Poor API
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    Charged based on subscribers as opposed to emails sent

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Apache Drill

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Schema-Free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop and NoSQL
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PROS OF APACHE DRILL
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    NoSQL and Hadoop
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    Free
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    Lightning speed and simplicity in face of data jungle
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    Well documented for fast install
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    Nested Data support
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    Read Structured and unstructured data
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    V1.10 released - https://drill.apache.org/
CONS OF APACHE DRILL
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    Mailgun

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    The Email Service for Developers.
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    PROS OF MAILGUN
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      Quick email integration
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      Free plan
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      Easy setup
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      Ridiculously reliable
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      Extensive apis
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      Great for parsing inbound emails
    • 25
      Nice UI
    • 23
      Developer-centric
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      Excellent customer support
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      Heroku Add-on
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      Easy to view logs of sent emails
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      Email mailbox management for developers
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      Great customer support, love rackspace
    • 2
      Great documentation
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      Great PHP library
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      Better than sendgrid not ask too many question
    CONS OF MAILGUN
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      Cost
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      No HTTPS tracking links supported
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      Emails go to spam due to blacklisted IP's of mailgun
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      Cannot create multiple api keys

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    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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    Gmail

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    PROS OF GMAIL
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      Its free
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      User-friendly
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      I'm looking for a tool or set of tools to enable searching across all of our platforms including Confluence and Jira, Zoho CRM, Gmail, Gdrive for business, Dropbox and iCloud.

      Any ideas. Something like X1? IBM Watson Discovery?

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      Amazon SES

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      PROS OF AMAZON SES
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        Reliable
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        Cheap
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        Integrates with other aws services
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        Easy setup
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        Trackable
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        Easy rails setup
      CONS OF AMAZON SES
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        We decided to use AWS Lambda for several serverless tasks such as

        • Managing AWS backups
        • Processing emails received on Amazon SES and stored to Amazon S3 and notified via Amazon SNS, so as to push a message on our Redis so our Sidekiq Rails workers can process inbound emails
        • Pushing some relevant Amazon CloudWatch metrics and alarms to Slack
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        I would like to know how I can implement a transactional email, or if it is possible to do so, like Mailchimp, using Amazon SES. I want to have the flexibility of creating emails like MailChimp, with a bulk email sending capability. Is it as simple with AWS SES as it is with MailChimp? If so, then how can I implement that for my own product? Thanks!

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        Postmark logo

        Postmark

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        Email delivery for web apps - done right.
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        PROS OF POSTMARK
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          Simple
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          Great analytics
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          Email, done right
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          Easy setup
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          Heroku Add-on
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          Can review sent messages
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          Very inexpensive
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          Exceptional support
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          Pay per message
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          Great support
        CONS OF POSTMARK
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          No 24x7 support

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        Mailjet

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        Email delivery made easy
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        PROS OF MAILJET
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          Simple
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          Cheap
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          Reliable
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          Setup
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          outsourcing
        CONS OF MAILJET
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          Support does not respond
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          Support is a joke

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