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What is 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.
Twilio SendGrid is a tool in the Transactional Email category of a tech stack.

Who uses Twilio SendGrid?

3822 companies reportedly use Twilio SendGrid in their tech stacks, including Uber, Airbnb, and Spotify.

6311 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Twilio SendGrid.

Twilio SendGrid Integrations

Heroku, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine, Twilio, and Google App Engine are some of the popular tools that integrate with Twilio SendGrid. Here's a list of all 98 tools that integrate with Twilio SendGrid.
Pros of Twilio SendGrid
Easy setup
Cheap and simple
Easy email integration!
Generous free allowance to get you started
Heroku add-on
Azure add-on
Better support for third party integrations
Simple installation
Free plan
Helpful evangelist staff
Great client libraries
Great support
Better customer support than the competition
Great add-ons
Nice dashboard
Web editor for templates
Cool setup
Within integration
Easy set up
Great customer support
Google cloud messaging
Decisions about Twilio SendGrid

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Twilio SendGrid in their tech stack.

Needs advice

Does anyone else hate Twilio SendGrid's UI for creating emails? I love MailerSend but I can't recreate the same email styles in both and I want to keep them in sync. Thinking about Mailchimp..

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We have decided to use these tools because they will help us quickly and efficiently implement some of the features we are planning to include in our MVP. Twilio SendGrid is an easy to use email API that will allow us to send email alerts and notifications to our users. As a bonus, they have a free tier that will allow us to send up to 100 emails a day, providing us with savings in testing our product and room for scaling. multer is a nifty npm package that will help stream line our development process for uploading IMU data files onto our web application. Lastly, Frappé Charts will provide beautiful, simple, dependency-free, open-source charts for our web application so it can display data to our users with clarity!

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Armin Seltz
UX Designer at TX Group · | 5 upvotes · 14.4K views

We are looking for a way to build a user-to-user messaging system with email relay - basically the way it works at Airbnb. We already use Twilio SendGrid. We need to get analytics on the emails like open/answer rate, time to answer, and the total number of conversations per user. Having conversations in our web app is optional at this point; the main part is the mail relay and using anonymised email addresses.

What tools can use to build the relay part? Is there a service that offers this already?

Thanks for any hints!

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Shared insights

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. SendGrid

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Overview: To put it simply, we plan to use the MERN stack to build our web application. MongoDB will be used as our primary database. We will use ExpressJS alongside Node.js to set up our API endpoints. Additionally, we plan to use React to build our SPA on the client side and use Redis on the server side as our primary caching solution. Initially, while working on the project, we plan to deploy our server and client both on Heroku . However, Heroku is very limited and we will need the benefits of an Infrastructure as a Service so we will use Amazon EC2 to later deploy our final version of the application.

Serverside: nodemon will allow us to automatically restart a running instance of our node app when files changes take place. We decided to use MongoDB because it is a non relational database which uses the Document Object Model. This allows a lot of flexibility as compared to a RDMS like SQL which requires a very structural model of data that does not change too much. Another strength of MongoDB is its ease in scalability. We will use Mongoose along side MongoDB to model our application data. Additionally, we will host our MongoDB cluster remotely on MongoDB Atlas. Bcrypt will be used to encrypt user passwords that will be stored in the DB. This is to avoid the risks of storing plain text passwords. Moreover, we will use Cloudinary to store images uploaded by the user. We will also use the Twilio SendGrid API to enable automated emails sent by our application. To protect private API endpoints, we will use JSON Web Token and Passport. Also, PayPal will be used as a payment gateway to accept payments from users.

Client Side: As mentioned earlier, we will use React to build our SPA. React uses a virtual DOM which is very efficient in rendering a page. Also React will allow us to reuse components. Furthermore, it is very popular and there is a large community that uses React so it can be helpful if we run into issues. We also plan to make a cross platform mobile application later and using React will allow us to reuse a lot of our code with React Native. Redux will be used to manage state. Redux works great with React and will help us manage a global state in the app and avoid the complications of each component having its own state. Additionally, we will use Bootstrap components and custom CSS to style our app.

Other: Git will be used for version control. During the later stages of our project, we will use Google Analytics to collect useful data regarding user interactions. Moreover, Slack will be our primary communication tool. Also, we will use Visual Studio Code as our primary code editor because it is very light weight and has a wide variety of extensions that will boost productivity. Postman will be used to interact with and debug our API endpoints.

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Twilio SendGrid's Features

  • Open Tracking
  • Click Tracking
  • Unsubscribe Tracking
  • SMTP Relay
  • Web API
  • DKIM
  • SPF
  • Reputation Monitoring
  • ISP Monitoring
  • Domain Level Load Balancing
  • ISP Deliverability Outreach
  • Return Path Certified Partner
  • Support via Phone, Chat, Email, Online Support Portal

Twilio SendGrid Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Twilio SendGrid?
Mailgun is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly.
Mandrill is a new way for apps to send transactional email. It runs on the delivery infrastructure that powers MailChimp.
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.
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.
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.
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