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MailChimp vs Mailtrap: What are the differences?

MailChimp: Easy email newsletters. 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; Mailtrap: Send emails from your development and staging environments without spamming real customers. Fake SMTP server for development teams to test, view and share emails sent from the development and staging environments without spamming real customers.

MailChimp belongs to "Email Marketing" category of the tech stack, while Mailtrap can be primarily classified under "Email Testing".

Some of the features offered by MailChimp are:

  • Facebook Integration
  • AutoConnect Templates
  • Full Featured API

On the other hand, Mailtrap provides the following key features:

  • All emails in one place
  • Multiple inboxes
  • Shared access

"Smooth setup & ui" is the top reason why over 259 developers like MailChimp, while over 7 developers mention "Debug emails in development and production" as the leading cause for choosing Mailtrap.

CodeCombat, Code School, and Chartio are some of the popular companies that use MailChimp, whereas Mailtrap is used by FAMICITY, The Participation Agency, and SupplyAI. MailChimp has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1657 company stacks & 655 developers stacks; compared to Mailtrap, which is listed in 20 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of Mailchimp
Pros of Mailtrap
  • 259
    Smooth setup & ui
  • 248
    Mailing list
  • 149
    Robust e-mail creation
  • 120
    Integrates with a lot of external services
  • 109
    Custom templates
  • 60
    Free tier
  • 49
    Great api
  • 42
    Great UI
  • 33
    A/B Testing Subject Lines
  • 30
    Broad feature set
  • 11
    Subscriber Analytics
  • 9
    Great interface. The standard for email marketing
  • 8
    Great documentation
  • 8
    Mandrill integration
  • 7
    Segmentation
  • 6
    Best deliverability; helps you be the good guy
  • 5
    Facebook Integration
  • 5
    Autoresponders
  • 3
    Co-branding
  • 3
    Embedded signup forms
  • 3
    RSS-to-email
  • 3
    Customization
  • 2
    Automation
  • 1
    Great logo
  • 1
    Groups
  • 9
    Debug emails in development and production

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Cons of Mailchimp
Cons of Mailtrap
  • 2
    Super expensive
  • 1
    No Terraform provider
  • 1
    Poor API
  • 1
    Charged based on subscribers as opposed to emails sent
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    What is 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.

    What is Mailtrap?

    Fake SMTP server for development teams to test, view and share emails sent from the development and staging environments without spamming real customers.

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    Recognized as the leader in the marketing and sales automation for small businesses, ActiveCampaign helps over 70k growing businesses meaningfully connect and engage with their customers with personalized, intelligence-driven messages.
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    Campaign Monitor
    Campaign Monitor makes it easy to attract new subscribers, send them beautiful email newsletters and see stunning reports on the results.
    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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    Reviews of Mailchimp and Mailtrap
    Avatar of amrelgarhy
    CTO and Co Founder
    Review ofMailchimpMailchimp

    I have been using MailChimp and I found it the best choice for Newsletter and building email templates.

    The only annoying part as a developer is when I started using their API through mandrill, The API itself work perfect, but the issue is in the templates.

    I start by creating a template in Mailchimp then submit it to mandrill (this gives me the impression that API is a second citizen in mailchimp, but not a big deal, it works) then I update the template code through Mandrill and here start the problem because you loose the Sync between MailChimp and Mandrill. Mandrill has a very poor template editor and you can't Sync it back to MailChimp to use their greate template editor.

    Everything else is great.

    How developers use Mailchimp and Mailtrap
    Avatar of Volkan Özçelik
    Volkan Özçelik uses MailchimpMailchimp

    At zerotoherojs.com there are two kinds of mailing that I send.

    1. Important system emails.
    2. News and updates.

    I send the important emails using Mailgun, and news and updates using MailChimp.

    For managing your mailing list, and sending occasional newsletters, MailChimp is the best.

    Avatar of HyVive
    HyVive uses MailchimpMailchimp

    MailChimp is used to provision our newsletters to our customers. To outsource the Email traffic its a good choice for the quality and services they provide.

    Avatar of Lyndon Wong
    Lyndon Wong uses MailchimpMailchimp

    Top-of-funnel email campaigns. Email communication with people who exist outside of our core automated systems (aka outside of our digital journey).

    Avatar of Giftstarter
    Giftstarter uses MailchimpMailchimp

    We use MailChimp for collecting signups on landing pages, our main app, for drip campaigns, and to send updates to users.

    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses MailchimpMailchimp

    MailChimp is used by our business development team for email marketing and customer communications.

    Avatar of Khurafat
    Khurafat uses MailtrapMailtrap

    Local testing for Mails sent by the system

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