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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.
Very easy to setup, support was helpful, too. The free plan is great for starting out. Used it in conjunction with my cloud hosting on DigitalOcean and had no trouble getting it all setup. Still not doing high volume yet, but so far pleased.
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.
Our internal emails (such as exception notifications) are sent via Amazon SES, since it's cheaper than using Sendgrid. We also use Amazon SES as a fallback in case we have deliverability issues with Sendgrid.
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.
Mails from the website frontend are sent through Mailgun, mainly because of the free plan of 10,000 emails which perfectly suits us.
We use Postmark for application-specific transactional emails like notifications and digests for our users.
I forward all e-mails to Mailgun and appreciate being able to access the objects easily as JSON.
Sending transactional emails, such as reminders, contact form notifications, confirmations …etc.
Serviço para envio de email de modo transacional garantindo o envio e o monitoramento do uso
Amazon SES is the email service we commonly use in clous AWS e-commerce infrastructure.
Some e-mail communication needs a independent provider, for these purposes we use SES.
Good enough, could get a bit more TLC from AWS to beef up compared to the competition