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Amazon SES vs Postfix: What are the differences?

What is Amazon SES? Bulk and transactional email-sending service. 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.

What is Postfix? A free and open-source mail transfer agent. It is a free and open-source mail transfer agent that routes and delivers electronic mail. It is Wietse Venema's mail server that started life at IBM research as an alternative to the widely-used Sendmail program. Now at Google, Wietse continues to support it.

Amazon SES and Postfix can be primarily classified as "Transactional Email" tools.

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What is 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.

What is Postfix?

It is a free and open-source mail transfer agent that routes and delivers electronic mail. It is Wietse Venema's mail server that started life at IBM research as an alternative to the widely-used Sendmail program. Now at Google, Wietse continues to support it.
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        What are some alternatives to Amazon SES and Postfix?
        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.
        Mailgun
        Mailgun is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly.
        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.
        Amazon SNS
        Amazon Simple Notification Service makes it simple and cost-effective to push to mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and internet connected smart devices, as well as pushing to other distributed services. Besides pushing cloud notifications directly to mobile devices, SNS can also deliver notifications by SMS text message or email, to Simple Queue Service (SQS) queues, or to any HTTP endpoint.
        Mandrill
        Mandrill is a new way for apps to send transactional email. It runs on the delivery infrastructure that powers MailChimp.
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        Kalibrr uses Amazon SESAmazon SES

        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.

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        BrightMachine uses Amazon SESAmazon SES

        Sending transactional emails, such as reminders, contact form notifications, confirmations …etc.

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        Hevelop uses Amazon SESAmazon SES

        Amazon SES is the email service we commonly use in clous AWS e-commerce infrastructure.

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        OnlineCity uses Amazon SESAmazon SES

        Some e-mail communication needs a independent provider, for these purposes we use SES.

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        Secumail uses Amazon SESAmazon SES

        Good enough, could get a bit more TLC from AWS to beef up compared to the competition

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