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Mandrill

Delivery API for transactional emails

4.4/5 (10 reviews)
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Mandrill is a reliable, scalable and secure delivery API for transactional emails from websites and applications. Designed for application developers rather than email marketers, Mandrill uses an API and SMTP server optimized for sending emails as fast as possible.

Be certain that your emails will go through spam filters and into inboxes with Mandrill's custom SPF and DKIM records and private IP address/IP pool. Mandrill's webhooks provide notification of bounce rates and spam complaints.

Mandrill offers a dashboard showing detailed statistics, a 30 day, searchable activity log for information about the emails you've sent. Other analytics features include split-testing, comparative reports and custom metadata. With the first 12,000 emails/month for free, Mandrill is an ideal solution for smaller apps and a cost-effective one for larger apps.

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Mandrill Reviews (10)

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 Mandrill gets the job done.

We started using Mandrill about 18 months ago and it worked just fine for us. We used it because we were bootstrapping a company and had a need for email but it was very minimal. We needed a good free service and Mandrill fit the bill... Then they switched their policy and eliminated the free ...

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Reviewed 9th of January by D E

 

 Simple email transaction

If you are looking for simple email transaction integration with your app, Mandrill is one of the best. Though it's not longer available as an independent subscription, take advantage of Mailchimp for email marketing too. I wish the email log can be unlimited though.

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Reviewed 10th of November, 2016 by Victor Ng

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Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, Web-based, Mobile Web App
Supported Countries
Australia, Europe, Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials

Mandrill Pricing

Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription

Your first 2,000 emails per month are free. After that, you pay on a per-thousand-email basis. Mandrill build discounts into their payment structure, so your per-email pricing automatically decreases as you send more email. Never pay for more than you use.
2,000 free trial emails to start
$9.95/month for up to 25,000 emails/month
$0.20/thousand for the next 1 million emails/month
$0.15/thousand for the next 5 million emails/month
$0.10/thousand for any remaining emails

Competitors Pricing

SendGrid

Starting from: $9.95/month
Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Benchmark

Starting from: $11.95/month
Pricing model: Open-source, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

MailChimp

Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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Key Features of Mandrill

  • Globally distributed sending infrastructure
  • Custom SPF
  • Custom tracking domains
  • Multiple dedicated IPs
  • Multiple sending domains per account
  • Multiple transactional templates per account
  • Automatic CSS inlining
  • Spam filter testing
  • Detailed and searchable activity log
  • Searchable, user-defined metadata
  • Configurable email alerts
  • Split testing for transactional emails
  • Webhooks
  • Geolocation and email client tracking
  • Real-time analytics
  • Delivery reports

Benefits

Running on a globally distributed infrastructure, Mandrill can deliver data-driven transactional emails in seconds, including personalized one-to-one messages and targeted eCommerce emails.

Monitor and evaluate the performance of your emails with Mandrill's detailed delivery reports and real-time analytics.

Your first 12,000 emails per month are free, with no feature gating. All of Mandrill's features and add-ons are included with every price level. Discounts are built into the payment structure.

Add dedicated IP addresses for a straightforward monthly fee of $29.95 with no set-up fee and no minimum monthly plan.

Set a variety of options for your emails either per message or by default and white lablel your tracking URLs and IP addresses.

Integrate Mandrill's in-depth analytics data into your own database to keep track of trends. Monitor open rates, unsubscribes, clicks & more before generating comparative reports.

Create templates and set unique defaults for HTML, subject line, text and more. With Mandrill's Litmus integration, your templates can be tested with spam filters.

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D E

Mandrill gets the job done.

09/01/2017

We started using Mandrill about 18 months ago and it worked just fine for us. We used it because we were bootstrapping a company and had a need for email but it was very minimal. We needed a good free service and Mandrill fit the bill... Then they switched their policy and eliminated the free tier. Bottom line - it's a really good service as long as you understand what you're paying for up front. We do understand the need to make money and but the transition from freemium to paid was not graceful. When we can spare the engineering effort we plan on moving away from Mandrill.

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5/10
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Victor Ng

Simple email transaction

10/11/2016

If you are looking for simple email transaction integration with your app, Mandrill is one of the best. Though it's not longer available as an independent subscription, take advantage of Mailchimp for email marketing too. I wish the email log can be unlimited though.

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Anonymous
Product Director (Internet company, 11-50 employees)
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25/07/2016

Time used: Less than 6 months

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Francois-Regis Auer

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20/06/2016

Time used: Less than 6 months

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Vitalija Golceva

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19/05/2016

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Time used: 1-2 years

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Jean Paul Ruiz Vallejo

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11/05/2016

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Time used: 1-2 years

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Bart van der Wal

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09/12/2015

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Time used: 6-12 months

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Ruslan Gorin

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09/12/2015

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Time used: 1-2 years

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Jason Allen

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19/11/2015

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Time used: Less than 6 months

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Jijo Jose

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21/10/2015

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Time used: 1-2 years

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