[LRUG] Any reliable third party SMTP service other than Google Apps?

Abhishek Parolkar abhishek.parolkar at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 23:45:53 PDT 2009

Wow!, Thanks for the detailed response.


On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Glenn @ Ruby Pond Ltd <[MASKED]> wrote:

> > Any recommendation for such service?, Please share your experience.
> I've used or been involved with the integration of quite a few over
> the past 18 months. Mailchimp is definitely my favorite for sheer ease
> of integration, quality of documentation, and helpfulness of support.
> If you've not found it already, search for the article on
> "pseudo-transactional emails" to get it to do what you want.
> Campaign Monitor looks quite good, but would be expensive for
> transactional emails given their pricing structure (and gets very
> expensive once you hit any real scale).
> Emailvision is quite an extensive system that does almost everything
> you'd want, we suffered from unreliable and slow delivery of emails
> with them though.
> Madmimi looks pretty good, with a very very simple API. I've not used
> it as the API didn't actually support our requirements, but the
> pragprog guys apparently use it so it can't be too bad... right?
> We're currently trialling ExactRespone. Looks to be another very
> flexible system with a rich API. The biggest problem with them is the
> cost.
> Sign-up.to had what appeared to be a very well designed system that
> naturally solved many of the list management problems we'd encountered
> with other providers, sadly they fell short on a few of our other
> requirements so we never used them at any real scale.
> Hopefully gives you some further places to look. Without confirming it
> myself, I suspect you can probably take the Mailchimp approach to
> doing transactional emails with any of them via their provided APIs.
> Glenn
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