Best Email API / Service to use with Meteor


#1

Which Email API / service is the best to integrate into a Meteor app? Does anyone have any good / bad experiences? We’re thinking about Mandrill as we’re using Mailchimp already, but are open to suggestions!


#2

Personally I haven’t used any other than Mailgun.
I am guessing the best would be Mailgun as it is the default service used with the Email package.
Probably comes down to what you need from the service provider though.

http://docs.meteor.com/#/full/email
http://www.mailgun.com/


#3

We are using Mandrill for a 9 months. Templates could be imported from MailChimp and you can use handlebars when defining a markup. Works really nice. Easy to set a webhooks and manage deliveries, opens and others with Meteor.


#4

Any updated advice ?


#5

I’m using sendgrid, but registration was a bit (!) painful !
I had to give personnal details (ok), description of my project (probably ok) and then they asked for screenshots of my (unreleased !) project, which i found a bit to much.
There are “giving away” a free service limited to 100 mails per day, but you have to earn it !


#6

As long as your project’s not called “Spam Sender Pro 3000” you’re probably OK. :wink:


#7

Mandrill’s free plan is 12k/month and asked for none of that stuff.


#8

Why don’t you try Mailgun? 10,000 emails free every month.


#9

I chose mailgun. So far so good.


#10

This site is doing a nice comparison:

https://www.ventureharbour.com/transactional-email-service-best-mandrill-vs-sendgrid-vs-mailjet/

Their conclusion:

AmazonSES is the cheapest but quite a pain to set it up.
Mandrill costs just a little bit more and is quite easy to set up. (my personal choice)