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2016-10-21 17:55:32
SocketLabsElastic EmailTipimailAmazon SESturboSMTPPepipostActiveTrailMailgunSMTP.comAuthMailerLeadersendSparkPostSendinBluePostmarkMandrillMailjetSendGrid
Unlimited Free Emails10.000 email gratuits par mois !3 Month FREE unlimited emails without any limit & after that 25,000/Month free for the lifetime. Use Code: SOC-COM-3MF6,000 emails per month for Free
Free plan2,000 emails per month150000 free emails per month10.000 emails gratuits par mois & 1000 envois/jour62,000 emails per month for EC2 users6000 emails per month - up to 200 per day25,000 emails per month for life time , No limit1 mois gratuit pour tester l'intégralité des fonctionnalités10,000 free per month30 day money back30 days money back6,000 emails per month (special offers for startups)100,000 emails per month9,000 emails per month, max 300 per 24 hours25,000 emails, no time limitN/A (Since re-integration with Mailchimp)6,000 emails per month, max 200 per day45 day free trial, 12,000 per month, 400 emails per day
Price0.4 USD to $3.16 per thousand0.09 USD per thousand39 EUR à 279€ / mois selon la grille tarifaire : USD per thousand, plus traffic charges. $0.12 per GB of attachments sent.0.51 USD to $0.70 USD per thousand1 USD for every 5000 emails. we don't charge for the mails that have been opened8 EUR à 0.5EUR le CPM en fonction du volume mensuel0.1 USD to $0.50 per thousand0.3 USD to $2.50 per thousand0.13 USD to $0.83 per thousand0.1 USD to $0.20 per 10000.2 USD to $0.15 per thousand, depending on volume0.13 USD to $0.67 per thousand0.5 USD to1.50 USD per thousand10 USD for cheapest MailChimp account + $20 per month minimum charge0.18 USD to $0.50 per thousand0.57 USD to $0.80 USD per thousand
SMTP supportYesYesYesYesYes 24/7 Multilanguage SupportYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Globally redundant SMTP and API infrastructureYesYesYes
Incoming Email SupportYes Parses inbound mail streams into JSON messages and posts that data to a predefined endpoint. Parse emails, including attachements and quoted text. Easily forward using different expression matches, including regex, and POST to HTTP. Supported by Griddler: Only Backup MXNoYesYes Handles inbound, can be parsed by griddler: Parses inbound, can be handled by griddler: Using the Parse API you can get the content of an incomming email POSTed by HTTP on a server : Parse inbound email, including attachments and content. See for webhook examples. Supported by Griddler:
Personalized DKIM for free (no more "on behalf of")Yes Upgrade to a Silver plan or higher to get personalized DKIM
Clicks Details (per Link, etc.)Yes Real-time via webhook APIYesYesYesYesYes Reporting available both through Control Panel and APIYes Via HEMS PackageYesYes Through webhooks real-time event reporting.YesYesYes Via real-time Event API webhook
Conditional Personalization (if/else)YesYesYesYesYes Via HEMS PackageYesYesYesYes- Yes but, not through web newsletter editor, only by using the API
WYSIWYG Newsletter EditorYesYesNoYesYesNoYes Via HEMS PackageYes- only with "Elite for Marketers" planYes Available for free with all the plansNoYesYes Available for free, with any plan (Free plan included)Yes +$0,25 per thousand, in addition to monthly package
HTML Content Templates (WYSIWYG Editor)Yes Drag and dropYesNoYesYesYes Via HEMS PackageYesYesYesYesYesYes
Dedicated IP availableYesYesYesNoYes Gold or higher planYesYesYes $59 per monthYesYesYesYesYes Gold or Higher PlanNo Shared IPs. They believe shared IPs are preferable to dedicated.Yes $29 per monthYes With our Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond Plans, you can ask for a Dedicated IP address.Yes
Cancellation policyCancel any time, no contract, month-to-monthCancel at any time, no contract.Sans engagement, annulable à tout momentPay for what you send; no required contract or commitments.Cancel any time, no obligationsCancel any time, no contract, month-to-monthAnnulation à tout moment, sans engagementCancel any time, no contractCancel any time, no contractCancel any time, no contractCancel any time, no contract, month-to-monthCancel at any time, no contractCancellation must be issued via the Service. Any cancellation issued must be done three (3) days prior to the end of the contract term.Cancel at any time, no contractCancel any time, no contractCancel at any time, no contract
REST APIYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Yes, for our Bronze plan and higher (and Free plan too)
Event APIYes Notification APIYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYes Via WebhooksYesYesYesYes For every plan, you can get every event (open, click, bounce...) in real timeYes Yes, for our Silver plan and higher (and Free plan too)
Manage contacts through APIYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Edit active/inactive addresses by API.Yes Read a full tutorial at See our Newsletter API at
Send email through APIYes Includes advanced merging and customization capabilities as well as ability to merge to templates created in the SocketLabs Control Panel.YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Only by one HTTP call
24/7 SupportYes Online ticketing systemYesYes Support mail - téléphoneYes Basic: Included, Developer: $49/month, Business & Enterprise prorated.Yes Live Chat, Tickets, Phone, SkypeYes Live Chat SupportYes Support téléphone, live chat, twitter, facebook et en françaisYes Online form submission.Yes 24/7/365 Via Phone, Email or chatYes 24/7 Email Support. Online form submission. No Phone Support.- Online form submissionYesYes Online form submissionYes Support by email around the clock. Live chat.Yes Across 3 Global Time Zones - Online ticket generationYes Online ticket generation.
Dedicated Support TeamYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Phone SupportYes During regular business hours for all plan levelsYes- Available with paid support planYes 24/7-Yes- For First-class plansYes 24/7 for all clientsNoYesYesYesNoNo- Available for VIP clientsYes During regular business hours for all plan levels, including "Free." Critical and Escalation Support available 24/7
Multi-user LoginYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYes
LanguagesEnglishEnglishFrançais, EnglishEnglish, French, German, Japanese, SpanishEnglish, Espanol, Français, Italiano, Portugues, German, Russian, Arabic, UkrainianEnglishFrancais, Anglais, Espagnol, AllemandEnglish, French, RussianEnglish, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, IndianEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, GermanEnglishEnglishEnglish, French, German, SpanishEnglish
Prioritize emailsYes via multiple serversYesYesYesYes Add preferred time of delivery which can prioritize or schedule for later.YesYesYes Use the important option (API) or X-MC-Important (SMTP) to flag important messages and give them priority over other messages you're currently sending. Email Priority Management is handled on Mailjet with X-Mailjet email headers :
PluginsYes samples available in github repoYes Prestashop, Magento, WordPress, Drupal,Yes WordPress, DrupalYes Prestashop, Magento, Shopify, SalesforceYes Most major languages and frameworksYesYes Bitrix, Zapier, MailigenYes Node, PHP, Python & More, see http://developer.sparkpost.comYes PrestaShop, WordPress, Magento, Drupal, Zapier, SalesforceYes Most major languages, frameworks, and platformsYes Prestashop, Wordpress, Dotclear, SPIP, Joomla, Drupal
Sample CustomersIntuit, IBM, ADP, Crutchfield, Warner Bros, Red Cross, Virgin, Panera Bread, Penn State UniversityNewzmate, Comparabien, ArcamaxHilton, AVIS, Lufthansa, VISA, WIX, Continental Airlines, Crocs...Github, Heroku, Uservoice, Stripe, 37 Signals, Parse, Adroll, PagerdutyPinterest, Zillow, Financial Times of London, Career BuilderBMW, Fleury Michon, SodeboIKEA, Minecraft, Livestream, Unicef, Litmus, Salesforce-DeskTAG Hauer, MIT, Fotolia, TheFancy, Jolicloud, Readability, Sketchfab, Prestashop, Amnesty International...Spotify, Foursquare, Pandora, Hootsuite, Uber, Kickstarter, Air BnB, GitHub
Sample Integration Partners, Magento, ShopifyRackspace (owner), Heroku, Engineyard, AppFogHeroku, SendWIthUs, OnGage, Iterable, boomtrain, kickbox, HP Exstream, Lytics, Infacta, Movable Ink, Zapier & More:, Joomla, Prestashop, Drupal, Zapier, Azure, HP Cloud, Softlayer, Rackspace, Heroku, Engineyard, Cloudbees
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Stores Outgoing Emails for Later ViewingYes Stores for 45 DaysYes May be an additional charge.No
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  • voted for SocketLabs (Like)
    Posted 2016-10-21 18:01:52 by Johnp
  • voted for SendinBlue (Like)
    Great tool !
    Posted 2016-10-05 18:57:35 by Maud Bisserier
  • voted for ActiveTrail (Like)
    Posted 2016-08-09 13:56:16 by ron
  • voted for ActiveTrail (Like)
    Posted 2016-08-09 10:44:43 by gsdjf
  • voted for SendinBlue (Like)
    Posted 2016-07-06 14:03:49 by Tchoup
  • voted for Mailjet (Like)
    Posted 2016-07-06 14:03:46 by Tchoup
  • voted for Mailjet (Like)
    Posted 2016-06-29 11:29:25 by pikachu
  • suggested on Pepipost to set Free plan to 25,000 emails per month for life time , no time limit OR 3 Months FREE Unlimited Email. with code: SOC-COM-3MF
    Posted 2016-06-15 05:36:15 by Mike Schroll
  • suggested on Pepipost to set Incoming Email Support to no
    Posted 2016-06-01 17:30:24 by cfoellmann
  • suggested on Pepipost to set Incoming Email Support to no
    Posted 2016-06-01 16:54:08 by cfoellmann
  • suggested on Pepipost to set Incoming Email Support to no NO
    Posted 2016-06-01 16:53:43 by cfoellmann
  • suggested on Pepipost to set Incoming Email Support to no
    Posted 2016-06-01 16:53:25 by cfoellmann
  • suggested on Pepipost to set Incoming Email Support to no
    Posted 2016-06-01 16:53:18 by cfoellmann
  • voted for Pepipost (Like)
    Posted 2016-05-27 07:42:24 by Mark
  • suggested on Pepipost to set Custom-Pricing For Big Senders to yes
    Posted 2016-05-27 07:26:44 by Mark
  • suggested on Pepipost to set Custom-Pricing For Big Senders to yes
    Posted 2016-05-27 07:26:28 by Mark
  • voted for Postmark (Like)
    The fact that they store outgoing emails is huge.
    Posted 2016-04-25 02:29:15 by speedplane
  • voted for SendGrid (Like)
    Worked great for me
    Posted 2016-04-14 19:44:21 by Gary Bisaga
  • voted for Mailgun (Like)
    Posted 2016-04-01 11:17:23 by Prn Prn
  • commented on SparkPost
    AVOID SPARKPOST SparkPost is a new Scammer in the place of Email Marketing. They canceled our account only 48 hours after payment claiming that our complaint rate was too high. Out of 27.000 emails sent, we had 150 bounces = 0.5% which is a very low bounce rate in any given industry. (we have made a screenshot showing these data). The way they communicate with us is like a Police Investigation, or even worst since they assume clearly that you are guilty! On Top of this, You can see on the Home Page of their website that they use very poor Marketing Pratices : Welcome Mandrill Customers! Here’s your migration guide. They want to take over the customers of Mandrill, their main competitor, with agressive Marketing. Don't be fooled by their low prices, there is NO service behind, and they use scammer practices
    Posted 2016-03-25 21:29:58 by Paul
  • voted for ActiveTrail (Like)
    Pour moi le top, ça fait 3 ans que j'utilise cette solution. C'est complet et ils rajoutent tout le temps des nouvelles fonctionnalités sans augmenter le prix donc tout benef. Je recommande.
    Français Posted 2016-03-13 10:00:33 by marcovan
  • voted for ActiveTrail (Like)
    This is a great email marketing tool providing marketing automation, landing pages, surveys, sms. This is an all-in-one platform, very easy to use, as an online marketer.
    Posted 2016-03-11 10:16:47 by actca
  • voted for ActiveTrail (Like)
    Posted 2016-03-07 10:59:23 by Avner
  • voted for Mailjet (Like)
    Posted 2016-03-05 14:10:30 by jaseurboreal
  • voted for SendinBlue (Like)
    Efficace, équipe très réactive, courriels personnalisables selon champs issus des listes importées ou calculés, ...
    Français Posted 2016-03-05 14:10:25 by jaseurboreal
  • voted for SendGrid (Like)
    Posted 2016-03-03 16:32:46 by Joe
  • voted for Tipimail (Like)
    Posted 2016-03-03 16:06:11 by RomainC
  • voted for SendGrid (Like)
    Posted 2016-03-03 15:44:50 by Kurt Diver
  • voted for SendGrid (Like)
    Posted 2016-03-03 08:21:51 by Andreea Creţu
  • voted for SendGrid (Like)
    voted for @Sendgrid !
    Posted 2016-03-03 08:15:57 by Adi Ovidiu
  • voted for SendGrid (Like)
    Posted 2016-02-28 19:44:12 by Lars Eriksson
  • voted for Pepipost (Like)
    Pepipost - Free SMTP alternative to Mandrill - Free plan and send up to 25,000 emails each month. Free forever. - No credit card required. - DKIM is not required (Domain Verification: (a.) Meta Tag Validation, (b.) File Creation - System can verify the domain based on the presence of a file in the root directory of the domain.). - Pay only for emails that are not opened by your customers. * 3 Months Free Unlimited Transactional Emails + 25k emails per month free forever. * Use the below code while signup with Pepipost. Code: SOC-COM-3MF Great! This is probably the best FREE alternative for Mandrill.
    Posted 2016-02-27 12:15:17 by karan
  • voted for SocketLabs (Like)
    Posted 2016-02-26 23:03:12 by John Alessi
  • commented on Mandrill
    No more free plan since April 2016. :(
    Posted 2016-02-25 11:58:30 by Charles
  • voted for Mailjet (Like)
    The best Support team!
    Posted 2016-02-09 14:56:32 by Ceco Micev
  • commented on Mailgun
    Actually, screw my previous comment. I take it back. They require business verification, and you have to jump through all these hoops for them to allow you to use their service, then beg them "oh pretty please" let me use your service oh wise Rackspace gods. Sod that, no time for that.
    Posted 2016-02-06 13:40:45 by Maffoo
  • commented on Mailjet
    Update: managed to get second email confirmation working after being in touch with them via twitter, and decided to go with them due to mailgun's annoying company verification stuff which put me off.
    Posted 2016-02-06 13:38:09 by Maffoo
  • voted for SendinBlue (Like)
    SendinBlue is cost effective and easy to use for email marketing
    Posted 2016-02-03 12:44:03 by Vipin Madesiya
  • voted for SendinBlue (Like)
    gr8 platform for all type of marketing solutions
    Français Posted 2016-02-03 10:30:57 by abhishek
  • voted for SendinBlue (Like)
    Great features, easy to use and a really reactive support. Can't expect better :)
    Français Posted 2016-02-02 21:14:31 by baptiste
  • voted for SendinBlue (Like)
    It's really easy to use!
    Français Posted 2016-02-02 15:55:15 by thu
  • voted for SendinBlue (Like)
    user-friendly et offre personnalisée
    Français Posted 2016-02-02 15:46:30 by Fatoumata.O.Sy
  • voted for SendinBlue (Like)
    SendinBlue is awesome...
    Français Posted 2016-02-02 12:52:55 by Rahul Upadhyay
  • voted for SendinBlue (Like)
    Sendinblue made email marketing easier with a lot of features and functions.
    Français Posted 2016-02-02 11:41:39 by Dharmendra Yadav
  • voted for SendinBlue (Like)
    Reliable solution for SMEs for Marketing
    Français Posted 2016-02-02 11:33:56 by Prasant Kumar Suman
  • voted for Mailgun (Like)
    Posted 2016-02-01 12:30:05 by Maffoo
  • commented on Mailgun
    This is definitely my favourite of the lot. Very good service, as to be expected from Rackspace. But also pretty cheap, which isn't so much to be expected from them!
    Posted 2016-02-01 12:29:54 by Maffoo
  • commented on Mailjet
    I tried to add a second email to my account and it went straight into spam. Then the confirmation link inside didn't work (404). Then whitelisting my local domain didn't work, so now I'm stuck. Therefore, I have no interest in going any further as I can't be bothered waiting around for them to fix things.
    Posted 2016-02-01 10:50:54 by Maffoo
  • voted for Pepipost (Like)
    It's awesome transactional email service
    Posted 2016-01-22 15:52:27 by Pradeep
  • voted for Pepipost (Like)
    Posted 2016-01-20 11:24:43 by marlin
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