Mailgun vs Mandrill: What are the differences?
Mailgun: The Email Service for Developers. Mailgun is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly; Mandrill: Send transactional, triggered, and personalized email, then track results. Mandrill is a new way for apps to send transactional email. It runs on the delivery infrastructure that powers MailChimp.
Mailgun and Mandrill can be primarily classified as "Transactional Email" tools.
Some of the features offered by Mailgun are:
- Optimized Queue
- Scheduled Delivery
- MIME Assembly
On the other hand, Mandrill provides the following key features:
- Inbound Email- Set up inboxes for Mandrill to control. When they receive email, we’ll make an API call to your app with all the relevant information, so you don’t have to worry about what’s happening behind the scenes.
- Webhooks Support- Create custom event notifications, keep track of new signups and unsubscribes in real-time, get a notice of every spam complaint so you can flag them in your database.
- Rules Engine- Modify the content of email coming through Mandrill without having to involve developers. For example, you could tell Mandrill to take any email coming from email@example.com, give it a new template, and add Google Analytics tracking.
"Quick email integration", "Free plan" and "Easy setup" are the key factors why developers consider Mailgun; whereas "Simple installation", "Great api" and "Generous free allowance to get you started" are the primary reasons why Mandrill is favored.
According to the StackShare community, Mandrill has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2313 company stacks & 208 developers stacks; compared to Mailgun, which is listed in 1490 company stacks and 268 developer stacks.
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