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Discussion in 'Domains, DNS, Email & SSL Certificates' started by dorobo, Feb 25, 2016.
I just got this email from Mandrill
Anyone knows a free or cheap alternative?
Ah yes I received same email. For over 12+ months ago I already moved from Mandril to Amazon SES for transactional email AWS | Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) - Cloud Based Email Services at US$0.10 per 1000 emails it's cheapest paid transactional email provider I know for pay as you go.
Mandril 25k emails for $20/month is kind of expensive, same 25k emails on Amazon SES will cost $2.50 !
Nice thread at Email - Transactional Email Providers: Mandrill vs SendGrid vs Amazon SES vs Mailgun vs Postmark | Centmin Mod Community
I also will be using Amazon SES for my upcoming official Centmin Mod newsletter via Sendy.co self-hosted app Any Sendy.co Users ? | Centmin Mod Community
edit: added a list of alternative providers to Mandrill here
I found another alternative -- Mailgun.
It's also free up to 10,000 emails.
You need to be verified via SMS.
Support is very responsive.
nice but 10k emails on SES = $1 per month almost free heh
Found a nice graph.
hmmm source of that info? could be provider bias and also depends on how old that data is too
It's from 2015 and came out of the report linked below The report was created by SparkPost.
I didn't actually read the whole report. The graph I provided came from Twitter. Did some searching on Google and found the source of the image.
Correction. That graph is from 2014 as noted in the footnotes of the PDF I provided.
thanks so a report written by SparkPost which says SparkPost has best deliverability ? hmmm
Actually, the graph was created by Benchmark Report: Inbox Placement 2014 - Return Path as noted in the footnotes in the doc. So, it wasn't created my SparkPost. Only used in the doc I posted.
I see.. interesting info though. Would be nice to find more updated data for this too
Correction... (was having a hard time reading the footnotes because they are so small) it does look like SparkPost did that graph. Here is the footnote for that image:
I see.. tried google search and came across more list of providers to check out SparkPost Alternatives and Competitors | G2 Crowd
yeah it looks like a graph made by sparkpost but I will try their free tier anyway
They appear to have a nice product. I'm thinking about trying them myself.
Just pulled some transactional email provider's pricing links for straight emails (without attachments)
AWS | Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) | Pricing ($0.10 per 1000 emails, means 10k emails $1, 100k $10, and 1m $100)
Important Changes to Mandrill (25k emails for $20/month and need a Mailchimp paid account 1st 2000 subscribers with 12k email cap/month free then US$10-15/month and higher based on subscriber numbers)
SparkPost (10k free, then next up 40k emails $9.95/month, 100k emails $79.95/month, 1m emails $574.95/month - Updated their pricing matrix = 100k emails free, 200k emails $44.99/month with $0.20 per 1k overage, 1m emails $199.99/month with $0.15 per 1k overage) 100k emails free, 100+k $24.99 with 0.20 per 1k overage, 1+ million $199.99/month with $0.15 per 1K overage
Mailgun (10k free, then 40k emails would be $15, 100k emails $45, 1m emails $421.50) - You get 50k free emails if you sign up via your Rackspace.com account Rackspace - Mailgun and 100K $25 and 1m $407.50
Mailjet (6k free, then 30k emails $7.49/month, 60k $21.95/month, 150k $74.95, 750k $399.95)
SendinBlue (9k free, 40k 5.49 Euro/month, 60k 29 Euro/month, 120k 49 Euro/month)
SendGrid (12k free, Lite plan $0.10 per 1000 with $1 fee if <10k emails, 40k $9.95/month, 100k $19.95/month and $0.00075 per email beyond 100k, 700k $399.95/month and $0.00045 per email beyond 700k so 1st 1m emails = $534.95/month)
Pepipost (25k free, $1 per 5000 emails = $0.20 per 1000) - interesting you only pay for emails opened by recipient !
Elastic Email Pricing (25k free, $0.19 per 1000 for 1st 1 million = $190 1st million, $0.14 per 1000 for next 2-4 million)
SMTP.com (10k $15/month, 50k $70/month, 100k $160/month, 500k $500/month, 1m $900/month)
AuthMailer (1k email per month $0.83 or $9.90/yr, 10k email per month $3.32/month or $39.90/yr, 50k email per month $6.66/month or $79.90/yr, 100,000+ emails per month $12.49/month or $149.90/yr with Additional emails 10.00 USD per 100000 messages so 1st 1m emails = $12.49 + 90 = $102.49/month)
SocketLabs Email Delivery Solutions (500 emails free, 5k $15/month, 25k $79/month, 100k $249/month, 500k $449/month, 1m $799/month)
Postmark Pricing(25k free, 1000 emails $1.5, 500k $500, 1m $750)[/S][/S]
AFAIK, Only Amazon SES and AuthMailer natively hide your server's origin IP address headers, so if you use Cloudflare or DDOS protection and need to hide IPs, they're the ones you need.
Market share according to builtwith.com Transactional Email providers Web Usage Statistics
FAQ says US centric data
Here is a nice write-up I found on the whole Mandrill issue:
The Mandrill Debacle | MageMail
eye opener !
Mandrill has really made a lot of people mad with this move. Considering they said they made $12M off Mandrill, I highly doubt their Mandrill userbase is going to convert over to MailChimp. What a bad move by the CEO.
Just wait for other competing transactional email providers to post Mandrill refugee specials