Postmark vs SparkPost

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Postmark vs SparkPost: 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, 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.

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

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, SparkPost provides the following key features:

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

"Simple" is the top reason why over 17 developers like Postmark, while over 8 developers mention "I could start sending real emails in less than 5 mins" as the leading cause for choosing SparkPost.

Docplanner, Meetupcall, and Lighthouse are some of the popular companies that use Postmark, whereas SparkPost is used by Pinterest, Dial Once, and DocEngage. Postmark has a broader approval, being mentioned in 66 company stacks & 15 developers stacks; compared to SparkPost, which is listed in 49 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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What is Postmark?

Postmark removes the headaches of delivering and parsing transactional email for webapps with minimal setup time and zero maintenance.

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 Postmark and SparkPost?
Mailgun
Mailgun is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly.
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.
Mandrill
Mandrill is a new way for apps to send transactional email. It runs on the delivery infrastructure that powers MailChimp.
Amazon SES
Amazon SES eliminates the complexity and expense of building an in-house email solution or licensing, installing, and operating a third-party email service. The service integrates with other AWS services, making it easy to send emails from applications being hosted on services such as Amazon EC2.
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.
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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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Frontify-0 uses PostmarkPostmark

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

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PSESD uses SparkPostSparkPost

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

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Val Neekman uses PostmarkPostmark

Postmark is used for user-triggered event emails.

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Loog uses SparkPostSparkPost

All email is sent using SparkPost servers.

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Brounie SA de CV uses PostmarkPostmark

For automatic emails in the system.

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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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