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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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’s free.
Mails from the website frontend are sent through Mailgun, mainly because of the free plan of 10,000 emails which perfectly suits us.
We use Mandrill to handle all transactional emailing - from welcome letters to password reminders to notifications.
Mandrill is used to send out all e-mail from the application and any tools and services in our infrastructure.
We have add-on for Agile Toolkit that implements "Outbox" for your application through Mandrill API.
I forward all e-mails to Mailgun and appreciate being able to access the objects easily as JSON.