Which SMTP provider do you use to send transactional emails?

nocte

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We have our own email server with several IPs (to avoid rate limits). It works quite well.

What are the advantages of using a service like Sparkpost? Better delivery?

I don't have the stats at the moment, but I suppose we would have to pay a 3 digit amount of $$$, if we used Sparkpost for all forum emails: https://www.sparkpost.com/pricing/
 

Sim

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We have our own email server with several IPs (to avoid rate limits). It works quite well.

What are the advantages of using a service like Sparkpost? Better delivery?

I don't have the stats at the moment, but I suppose we would have to pay a 3 digit amount of $$$, if we used Sparkpost for all forum emails: https://www.sparkpost.com/pricing/

I'm curious about the motivation behind your question?

If your current system "works quite well" what is it that drove you to look at alternatives like SparkPost?

Genuine question - I'm just trying to work out what the pain points you are experiencing are, because that may help answer the question "why SparkPost" ?

It would help to know how many emails you are currently sending per month - so you can identify how much it is likely to cost you to use a service like SparkPost.

Of course, this is one of the benefits of a service like SparkPost - great metrics, so you know how much you are sending and what happens to those emails afterwards (bounce rates, open rates, click-through rates, etc).

Probably the biggest benefit is not having to run your own mail infrastructure and deal with the ever-changing landscape that is email deliverability - but how big an issue this is, will depend on you and your desire to keep running it yourself, more than anything.
 
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