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What service do you use to programmatically send transactional emails?

I went though all the mail*.com and sendgrid.com but in most cases the documentation as well as the node.js package were a mess (if there was any at all).

I feel quite disappointed and I’m thinking to go back to using AWS SES.

Is it the right choice? Did I miss something?

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arcdigital's avatar
2 years ago

For transactional email, I usually go with Postmark or SES. You don't necessarily need a node package, as they all support sending via SMTP as well.

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@avetisk (replying to @arcdigital )
2 years ago

I’ll give a look at Postmark.

As for SMTP, most services discourage its use and encourage using their (undocumented) API.

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wrowland's avatar
2 years ago

Sendgrid, Mailgun, Sparkpost are the ones to consider in addition to what has already been said

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maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @wrowland )
2 years ago

Which one of those are you use in production now?

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@wrowland (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

We run our own MTAs - which technically are SparkPost PowerMTA

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maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @wrowland )
2 years ago

Ah cool!

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Splinterchain's avatar
2 years ago

We're using Postmark (we send about 500 emails/month). Very easy to set up. We were hesitating with Mailgun but it's not really optimized for marketers/ business guys [there is no template builder like mailchimp/postmark has].

Hope it helps.

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@maguay (replying to @Splinterchain )
2 years ago

How good is Postmark's template builder vs. say ones in Mailchimp?

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argovaerts's avatar
2 years ago

Personally I use Mailjet using SMTP. For most services, plain simple SMTP works best.

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@maguay (replying to @argovaerts )
2 years ago

Anything that made you pick Mailjet?

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@argovaerts (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

Mostly on price (they have a generous free tier) and the fact that they are a European company. Also there template language works great.

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