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Mailgun vs Mailtrap: What are the differences?

Developers describe Mailgun as "The Email Service for Developers". Mailgun is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly. On the other hand, Mailtrap is detailed as "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.

Mailgun and Mailtrap are primarily classified as "Transactional Email" and "Email Testing" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Mailgun are:

  • Optimized Queue
  • Scheduled Delivery
  • MIME Assembly

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

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

"Quick email integration" is the top reason why over 177 developers like Mailgun, while over 7 developers mention "Debug emails in development and production" as the leading cause for choosing Mailtrap.

reddit, Slack, and Lyft are some of the popular companies that use Mailgun, whereas Mailtrap is used by FAMICITY, The Participation Agency, and SupplyAI. Mailgun has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1490 company stacks & 269 developers stacks; compared to Mailtrap, which is listed in 20 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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What is Mailgun?

Mailgun is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly.

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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    What are some alternatives to Mailgun and Mailtrap?
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    SparkPost is the world鈥檚 #1 email delivery provider. We empower companies with actionable, real-time data to send relevant email to their customers which increases engagement and both top and bottom line revenue.
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    Decisions about Mailgun and Mailtrap
    Todd Gardner
    Todd Gardner
    President at TrackJS | 9 upvotes 48.2K views
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    Mandrill
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    Mailgun

    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.

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    Reviews of Mailgun and Mailtrap
    Review ofMailgunMailgun

    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.

    How developers use Mailgun and Mailtrap
    Avatar of Volkan 脰z莽elik
    Volkan 脰z莽elik uses MailgunMailgun

    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鈥檚 free.

    Avatar of osu! Ripple
    osu! Ripple uses MailgunMailgun

    Mails from the website frontend are sent through Mailgun, mainly because of the free plan of 10,000 emails which perfectly suits us.

    Avatar of atandy
    atandy uses MailgunMailgun

    I forward all e-mails to Mailgun and appreciate being able to access the objects easily as JSON.

    Avatar of Onezino Gabriel
    Onezino Gabriel uses MailgunMailgun

    Servi莽o para envio de email de modo transacional garantindo o envio e o monitoramento do uso

    Avatar of Ismael Arenzana
    Ismael Arenzana uses MailgunMailgun

    My transactional email service of choice, for sure. Simple to use and reliable.

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    Khurafat uses MailtrapMailtrap

    Local testing for Mails sent by the system

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