Mandrill vs SendGrid: What are the differences?
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; SendGrid: Email Delivery. Simplified. SendGrid's cloud-based email infrastructure relieves businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email systems. SendGrid provides reliable delivery, scalability and real-time analytics along with flexible API's that make custom integration a breeze.
Mandrill and SendGrid can be categorized as "Transactional Email" tools.
Some of the features offered by Mandrill are:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, give it a new template, and add Google Analytics tracking.
On the other hand, SendGrid provides the following key features:
- Open Tracking
- Click Tracking
- Unsubscribe Tracking
"Simple installation", "Great api" and "Generous free allowance to get you started" are the key factors why developers consider Mandrill; whereas "Easy setup", "Cheap and simple" and "Easy email integration! " are the primary reasons why SendGrid is favored.
According to the StackShare community, SendGrid has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2706 company stacks & 429 developers stacks; compared to Mandrill, which is listed in 2313 company stacks and 208 developer stacks.
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