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Mandrill vs SparkPost: What are the differences?

What is Mandrill? 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.

What is SparkPost? 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.

Mandrill and SparkPost 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, SparkPost provides the following key features:

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

"Simple installation" is the primary reason why developers consider Mandrill over the competitors, whereas "I could start sending real emails in less than 5 mins" was stated as the key factor in picking SparkPost.

According to the StackShare community, Mandrill has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2312 company stacks & 205 developers stacks; compared to SparkPost, which is listed in 49 company stacks and 14 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 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 Mandrill 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.
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 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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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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Romans Malinovskis uses MandrillMandrill

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

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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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