Amazon SES vs Mailgun: What are the differences?
What is Amazon SES? Bulk and transactional email-sending service. Amazon SES eliminates the complexity and expense of building an in-house email solution or licensing, installing, and operating a third-party email service. The service integrates with other AWS services, making it easy to send emails from applications being hosted on services such as Amazon EC2.
What is Mailgun? The Email Service for Developers. Mailgun is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly.
Amazon SES and Mailgun can be categorized as "Transactional Email" tools.
Some of the features offered by Amazon SES are:
- Simple – Amazon SES eliminates the complexity of licensing, installing, and operating a third-party service, or building and maintaining an internally hosted email solution. Sending email through Amazon SES is as simple as using SMTP or calling an API, and Amazon SES makes it easy for you to monitor your sending activity and deliverability statistics.
- Inexpensive – There are no up-front fees or fixed expenses with Amazon SES, and you benefit from the efficiencies of Amazon’s scale. Your only costs are low charges for the number of emails sent and data transfer fees.
- Reliable – Amazon SES runs within Amazon’s proven network infrastructure and datacenters. All outgoing email messages are stored redundantly across multiple servers and datacenters, providing high availability and data durability.
On the other hand, Mailgun provides the following key features:
- Optimized Queue
- Scheduled Delivery
- MIME Assembly
"Reliable", "Cheap" and "Integrates with other aws services" are the key factors why developers consider Amazon SES; whereas "Quick email integration", "Free plan" and "Easy setup" are the primary reasons why Mailgun is favored.
According to the StackShare community, Mailgun has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1490 company stacks & 268 developers stacks; compared to Amazon SES, which is listed in 1291 company stacks and 284 developer stacks.
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