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7 Best Transactional Email Services: Sendgrid vs. Mandrill & More

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  1. Learn why more developers choose SendGrid for their email deliverability service to send transactional emails triggered by web apps. Get started for free

    Anyone have experience with both Twilio and AWS communication... about 13 days ago:

    If you did in fact want to shift your SMS workload from SNS to Twilio, I would recommend that you also check out Sendgrid to handle your outbound email workloads. Sendgrid is owned by Twilio.
  2. Mandrill is a new way for apps to send transactional email. It runs on the delivery infrastructure that powers MailChimp.

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    Pico W : send an e-mail? about 25 days ago

    UPDATE: I was able to get it to work using as my mail server with their "free" account, which is limited to 300 emails a day.
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    What ESP or SMTP do you use for cold emails? about 5 days ago

    SES by AWS
  5. All-in-one email service provider that provides maximum insight and deliverability results for both marketing and transactional emails.

    How does your SaaS handle transactional vs promotional emails? about 11 months ago:

    Email is hard. I spent a couple of days trying to figure out what would be a good fit for Disk Notifier. In the end, I settled for Mailjet. They showed leadership with creating MJML (an email template language) and support transactional email well. They also have a GUI for creating emails and a free tier.
  6. A set of powerful APIs that enable you to send, receive and track email from your app effortlessly whether you use Python, Ruby, PHP, C#, Node.js or Java.

    Self-hosted email is the hardest it's ever been, but also the... about 21 days ago:

    Another solution to this problem is relaying through services which will do the heavy lifting for you (this was been discussed in the original thread, here and in the article I wrote). So far people have suggested - ImprovMX ( - Mailgun ( As any others come in I will update this comment (until I can't, anyway) and the article as a reference.
  7. Postmark is the easiest and most reliable way to be sure your important transactional emails get to the inbox. Simply & reliably parse recieved email to JSON for your webapp.

    How do I (learn to) make really good emails? about 4 days ago:

    Did you build emails in isolation and then drop them into a web framework like Rails/Laravel or was there a different workflow? I've seen the ability in tools like Postmark to upload your templates and then have your app make API requests to send emails that way but it does seem additionally complicated.