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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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.
At zerotoherojs.com there are two kinds of mailing that I send.
- Important system emails.
- 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.
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.
Top-of-funnel email campaigns. Email communication with people who exist outside of our core automated systems (aka outside of our digital journey).
We use MailChimp for collecting signups on landing pages, our main app, for drip campaigns, and to send updates to users.
MailChimp is used by our business development team for email marketing and customer communications.