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Mailgun vs SparkPost: 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, SparkPost is detailed as "Email Delivery and Analytics for Developers and Enterprises". 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.

Mailgun and SparkPost can be categorized as "Transactional Email" tools.

Some of the features offered by Mailgun are:

  • Optimized Queue
  • Scheduled Delivery
  • MIME Assembly

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

  • Quick and easy SMTP or REST API integration
  • Free trial
  • Real-time & predictive analytics

"Quick email integration" is the top reason why over 177 developers like Mailgun, while over 8 developers mention "I could start sending real emails in less than 5 mins" as the leading cause for choosing SparkPost.

According to the StackShare community, Mailgun has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1486 company stacks & 263 developers stacks; compared to SparkPost, which is listed in 49 company stacks and 14 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 SparkPost?

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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What are some alternatives to Mailgun and SparkPost?
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
Postmark removes the headaches of delivering and parsing transactional email for webapps with minimal setup time and zero maintenance.
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.
Mailjet
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.
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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Decisions about Mailgun and SparkPost
Todd Gardner
Todd Gardner
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Mandrill
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Mailgun
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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 SparkPost
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 SparkPost
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SparkPost uses SparkPostSparkPost

Send transactional or marketing email from your web apps. SparkPost provides all the deliverability, scalability and speed you expect from the world's leading email platform in an easily integrated, pay-as-you-go email delivery service.

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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 zerotoherojs.com

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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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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Ismael Arenzana uses MailgunMailgun

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

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PSESD uses SparkPostSparkPost

Sending transactional emails (invitations, forgot password, etc.)

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Loog uses SparkPostSparkPost

All email is sent using SparkPost servers.

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icarus-dave uses SparkPostSparkPost

SMTP Server for application email.

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Uriel B uses SparkPostSparkPost

SMTP Relay Server and Mass Mailer

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