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Mandrill vs Postmark: What are the differences?

Developers describe Mandrill as "Send transactional, triggered, and personalized email, then track results". Mandrill is a new way for apps to send transactional email. It runs on the delivery infrastructure that powers MailChimp. On the other hand, Postmark is detailed as "Email delivery for web apps - done right". Postmark removes the headaches of delivering and parsing transactional email for webapps with minimal setup time and zero maintenance.

Mandrill and Postmark belong to "Transactional Email" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Mandrill are:

  • Inbound Email- Set up inboxes for Mandrill to control. When they receive email, we’ll make an API call to your app with all the relevant information, so you don’t have to worry about what’s happening behind the scenes.
  • Webhooks Support- Create custom event notifications, keep track of new signups and unsubscribes in real-time, get a notice of every spam complaint so you can flag them in your database.
  • Rules Engine- Modify the content of email coming through Mandrill without having to involve developers. For example, you could tell Mandrill to take any email coming from confirmation@yourdomain.com, give it a new template, and add Google Analytics tracking.

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

  • Create a new virtual server- Instant access to our infrastructure, no waiting required. Create as many servers as you want, for each of your web applications and environments.
  • Drop code into your app- Swap in our SMTP endpoint, or get started with our APIs using one of our send API libraries for Ruby, Rails, .NET, Python, PHP, and more.
  • Send emails and track delivery- A beautiful interface to monitor volume, bounces, spam complaints, and send activity. View full email content to troubleshoot issues.

"Simple installation" is the top reason why over 188 developers like Mandrill, while over 17 developers mention "Simple" as the leading cause for choosing Postmark.

Stripe, Nubank, and Bukalapak are some of the popular companies that use Mandrill, whereas Postmark is used by Swat.io, Docplanner, and Walls.io. Mandrill has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2313 company stacks & 208 developers stacks; compared to Postmark, which is listed in 67 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

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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 Postmark?

Postmark removes the headaches of delivering and parsing transactional email for webapps with minimal setup time and zero maintenance.
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What are some alternatives to Mandrill and Postmark?
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.
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.
Apache Drill
Apache Drill is a distributed MPP query layer that supports SQL and alternative query languages against NoSQL and Hadoop data storage systems. It was inspired in part by Google's Dremel.
Mailgun
Mailgun is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly.
Gmail
An easy to use email app that saves you time and keeps your messages safe. Get your messages instantly via push notifications, read and respond online & offline, and find any message quickly.
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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.

How developers use Mandrill and Postmark
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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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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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Frontify-0 uses PostmarkPostmark

We use Postmark for application-specific transactional emails like notifications and digests for our users.

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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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Val Neekman uses PostmarkPostmark

Postmark is used for user-triggered event emails.

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Brounie SA de CV uses PostmarkPostmark

For automatic emails in the system.

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