What is Mandrill and what are its top alternatives?
Top Alternatives to Mandrill
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 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 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 is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly. ...
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 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 removes the headaches of delivering and parsing transactional email for webapps with minimal setup time and zero maintenance. ...
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. ...
Mandrill alternatives & related posts
- Easy setup189
- Cheap and simple136
- Easy email integration!107
- Generous free allowance to get you started28
- Heroku add-on21
- Azure add-on15
- Better support for third party integrations13
- Free plan6
- Simple installation6
- Helpful evangelist staff4
- Great client libraries4
- Better customer support than the competition3
- Great support3
- Great add-ons3
- Nice dashboard2
- Google cloud messaging1
- Web editor for templates1
- Cool setup1
- Within integration1
- Easy set up1
- Great customer support1
- No Terraform provider2
- Google analytics integration is not campaign-specific2
- Shared IP blacklist removal takes months1
- Shares IP blacklist removal0
related Twilio SendGrid posts
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
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.
- Smooth setup & ui259
- Mailing list248
- Robust e-mail creation149
- Integrates with a lot of external services120
- Custom templates109
- Free tier60
- Great api49
- Great UI42
- A/B Testing Subject Lines33
- Broad feature set30
- Subscriber Analytics11
- Great interface. The standard for email marketing9
- Mandrill integration8
- Great documentation8
- Best deliverability; helps you be the good guy6
- Facebook Integration5
- Embedded signup forms3
- Great logo1
- Super expensive2
- No Terraform provider1
- Poor API1
- Charged based on subscribers as opposed to emails sent1
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- NoSQL and Hadoop4
- Lightning speed and simplicity in face of data jungle3
- Well documented for fast install1
- Nested Data support1
- Read Structured and unstructured data1
- V1.10 released - https://drill.apache.org/1
related Apache Drill posts
- Quick email integration179
- Free plan149
- Easy setup91
- Ridiculously reliable67
- Extensive apis54
- Great for parsing inbound emails29
- Nice UI25
- Excellent customer support15
- Heroku Add-on12
- Easy to view logs of sent emails4
- Email mailbox management for developers3
- Great customer support, love rackspace2
- Great documentation2
- Great PHP library1
- Better than sendgrid not ask too many question1
- No HTTPS tracking links supported2
- Emails go to spam due to blacklisted IP's of mailgun1
- Cannot create multiple api keys1
related Mailgun posts
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.
- Its free15
related Gmail posts
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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?
(And local Disk of course)
- Integrates with other aws services57
- Easy setup52
- Easy rails setup2
related Amazon SES posts
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
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!
- Great analytics10
- Email, done right8
- Easy setup5
- Heroku Add-on5
- Can review sent messages2
- Very inexpensive1
- Exceptional support1
- Pay per message1
- Great support1
- No 24x7 support0