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So with Mandrill going premium, what are some alternatives?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jesepi, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Jesepi

    Jesepi Well-Known Member

  2. BoostN

    BoostN Active Member

    I use SES for sendy newsletter sending, so I'm going to go ahead and configure to use SES for forum emails as well.

    Might as well give it a shot... I need to setup the bounce handler though, as I've already got a server error due to a email being invalid.

    On Edit:

    I've having trouble verifying one of my forums as it's on a cPanel server and it doesn't seem to like my CNAME records..

    It will not send and log a server error .

    More testing...
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2016
  3. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    I use mandrill quite a bit, and haven't received notice if this, so thanks for the heads up.

    So basically, it looks like if you used free mandrill, you'll now have to pay a minimum of $20USD just to keep using it.
  4. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

    Crap.. I rely on Mandrill a lot.
    As for alternatives, sendgrid starts at $9.95, mailjet at $7.95, sendinblue is free for 9,000 emails, mailgun is free for 10,000, elasticemail is free for 25,000 (probably what I'll use).
  5. Abracadaniel

    Abracadaniel Member

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  6. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Makes me glad I decided to create my own mail server on a $90/yr VPS...

    Works well, actually...
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  7. Arty

    Arty Well-Known Member

    Just got email about it as well.

    With 100-200 emails a week it doesn't make sense to pay for commercial service. Using my own servers is not a good idea because IP was blacklisted at some point (someone got hold of my sister's mail account and sent lots of spam over few days before it got noticed), so I will have to look for alternative.

    Mailgun seems like a good service.
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  8. Optic

    Optic Well-Known Member

    I rather enjoyed Mandrill's free offering. :(

    Going to give SES a go.
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  9. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

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  10. Daniel Deschamps

    Daniel Deschamps New Member

    Try using pepipost. Its a good option for Mandrill. they give free mails every month, like 25k free mails. www.pepipost.com
  11. Ionut Neagu

    Ionut Neagu New Member

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  12. Carla Birch

    Carla Birch Well-Known Member

    Moving my server email to Mailgun, it's a shame Mandrill have done this and from the email i got it's a paid add-on to mailchimp, so you need the paid basic mailchimp than whatever the maildrill add-on costs. For how much email i send/get mailgun will do me fine and makes sure my email gets to people fine.
  13. Jake B.

    Jake B. Well-Known Member

    $30. You have to have a paid monthly MailChimp account, then buy your emails in blocks of $25k for $20/mo
  14. BassMan

    BassMan Well-Known Member

    Just set up Pepipost. Works fine. 25.000 free emails.
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  15. Jake B.

    Jake B. Well-Known Member

    SES is only $0.10/1k emails, compared to now $0.80/1k emails with Mandrill ;)
  16. Nomy

    Nomy Member

    Last edited: Feb 26, 2016
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  17. Fred.

    Fred. Well-Known Member

  18. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    That's my monthly spend with SES sending ~400 mails per day
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  19. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    I see lots of suggestions above, but which of these does xenforo have integrations with?
  20. maszd

    maszd Active Member

    seems changed, register today and i get 25k/month free :)

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