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E-mail Delivering System

#1
Hey Gang,

I been working non stop customizing the forum I would like to start and I was looking into Emails services (MC, Mandrill, Etc) and I honestly been confused, so here I would like to ask.

-What is the best way to get your email delivering system ready to rock?

What I would like to do since I'm "preparing" the forum, is to have everything ready for anything that comes in its way. My member base is 0 but I would like to get it that it could handles thousands eventually. Hopefully I was clear enough and thank you in advance.
 

Robby

Well-known member
#2
I'm using Mandrill now for two months and it's absolutely perfect.
I am also a mailchimp user so i trusted the company in advance.
It could handle millions mails if you would need it. The first 12000 are free.
 
#3
Hey Robby thanks for the reply. How do they count emails?

Is it lets say for example: I have 6,000 users and send 2 emails in the first month. That would equal to 12,000 emails. After that I have to pay. Am I correct?
 

RDR

Well-known member
#4
If setting up with Mandrill and taking full advantage of the system, you'll be sending emails daily for registration confirmations, watched forums/threads, conversation notifications, etc.
 
#5
@RDR thanks for that clarification. With that I see the more realistic part of it. Is there a way that I could estimate/see of how much is sent while the forum grows ?
 

Robby

Well-known member
#6
Hey Robby thanks for the reply. How do they count emails?

Is it lets say for example: I have 6,000 users and send 2 emails in the first month. That would equal to 12,000 emails. After that I have to pay. Am I correct?
That is correct. If you have mailchimp it starts on 13000 but the prices are very low. You can calculate on their site.
 
#8
@Robby thanks a million again :). I noticed mandrill and mc are the same company. Even they are the same is there a reason to go one for the other? And if so. Where can I find directions on how to set it up. Thank you again in advance
 

Robby

Well-known member
#9
@Robby thanks a million again :). I noticed mandrill and mc are the same company. Even they are the same is there a reason to go one for the other? And if so. Where can I find directions on how to set it up. Thank you again in advance
Mailchimp is for newsletters and is set up for that. Mandrill is much cheaper for bulk e-mail because it doesn't work with subscribers. It looks the same but it's not. Just make an account and use the mandrill plugin here on xenforo. Works perfectly.