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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 Mandrill?

Mandrill is a new way for apps to send transactional email. It runs on the delivery infrastructure that powers MailChimp.

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 Mailgun, Mandrill, 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.
      Postmark removes the headaches of delivering and parsing transactional email for webapps with minimal setup time and zero maintenance.
      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.
      Mailjet is a real-time Cloud Emailing platform: scalable, agile and flexible. Our unique algorithm boosts your deliverability and our platform provides in-depth insight so you can optimize more than ever.
      SparkPost is the world’s #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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      Review ofMandrillMandrill

      This is by far the best way to send emails. I learned the API in under 15 minutes and started sending email right then. And best of all, it's completely free to use them for me! They give you 12,000 emails/month for free. I don't have to send much email, so I've never paid a cent. I highly recommend them.

      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, Mandrill, and Postfix
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      Yaakov Belch uses MailgunMailgun

      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.

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      Foundbite uses MandrillMandrill

      We use Mandrill to send transactional emails and newsletters. We've just moved from SendGrid as Mandrill has far better support for templates and also integrates really nicely with MailChimp where we can design the emails.

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      Pathwright uses MandrillMandrill

      We started off with AWS SES, but found it to be lacking in diagnostics and reporting. Mandrill is a quantum leap forward in this regard. Has some other really neat features carried over from MailChimp (templating).

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      Volkan Özçelik uses MailgunMailgun

      Mailgun is the only mailing service that I trust to deliver critical user and system emails of

      It works great, and for my current usage volume it’s free.

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      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.

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      Ataccama uses MandrillMandrill

      We use Mandrill to handle all transactional emailing - from welcome letters to password reminders to notifications.

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      Dynamictivity uses MandrillMandrill

      Mandrill is used to send out all e-mail from the application and any tools and services in our infrastructure.

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      Romans Malinovskis uses MandrillMandrill

      We have add-on for Agile Toolkit that implements "Outbox" for your application through Mandrill API.

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      atandy uses MailgunMailgun

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

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      Onezino Gabriel uses MailgunMailgun

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

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