Postmark vs SendGrid: What are the differences?
Developers describe Postmark 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. On the other hand, SendGrid is detailed as "Email Delivery. Simplified". SendGrid's cloud-based email infrastructure relieves businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email systems. SendGrid provides reliable delivery, scalability and real-time analytics along with flexible API's that make custom integration a breeze.
Postmark and SendGrid can be primarily classified as "Transactional Email" tools.
Some of the features offered by Postmark are:
- 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.
On the other hand, SendGrid provides the following key features:
- Open Tracking
- Click Tracking
- Unsubscribe Tracking
"Simple" is the primary reason why developers consider Postmark over the competitors, whereas "Easy setup" was stated as the key factor in picking SendGrid.
Instacart, Slack, and StackShare are some of the popular companies that use SendGrid, whereas Postmark is used by Docplanner, Meetupcall, and Lighthouse. SendGrid has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2692 company stacks & 421 developers stacks; compared to Postmark, which is listed in 66 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.
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Every app needs email, even the ones we build regularly send some kind, be it signup, reset passwords or general announcements, it's all gotta come from somewhere. SendGrid have been a very reliable platform in the past, and we've had no issues so far.
SendGrid came to our attention as a great way of handling outgoing e-mail communication. Mass capabilities, spam handling and the sheer power of MailChimp as a vendor made our decision here.
All of our external emails are sent using SendGrid. SendGrid's statistics dashboards help us figure out whether our emails are reaching people, and how much attention is paid to them.
One of core features is alerting users of new reviews, and we send a surprising large number of emails each month. Sendgrid ensures they make it to our customer's inbox.
Email service used within Coolfront Mobile to send emails and track emails to contractors and their customers (e.g. home-owners).
We use Postmark for application-specific transactional emails like notifications and digests for our users.