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Amazon SES vs Sendgrid


Compare Amazon SES vs SendGrid

Amazon SESSendGrid
Technical details
SMTP supportYesYes
Send transactional emailsYesYes
Incoming Email SupportYesYes Parse inbound email, including attachments and content. See for webhook examples. Supported by Griddler:
Send bulk emailsYesYes
SPFYes Yes Instructions on how to set it up on your domain are given.Yes
Automatic DKIM signingYesYes
Personalized DKIM for free (no more "on behalf of")YesYes Upgrade to a Silver plan or higher to get personalized DKIM
Open TrackingNoYes
Click TrackingNoYes
Clicks Details (per Link, etc.)Yes Via real-time Event API webhook
Message PersonalizationNoYes
Conditional Personalization (if/else)
WYSIWYG Newsletter EditorNoYes +$0,25 per thousand, in addition to monthly package
HTML Content Templates (WYSIWYG Editor)NoYes
Dedicated IP availableNo $25 per month for EC2 usersYes
Free plan62,000 emails per month for EC2 users45 day free trial, 12,000 per month, 400 emails per day
Price$ 0.1 per thousand, plus traffic charges. $0.12 per GB of attachments sent.$ 0.57 to $0.80 USD per thousand
Custom-Pricing For Big SendersNoYes
Cancellation policyPay for what you send; no required contract or commitments.Cancel at any time, no contract
REST APIYesYes Yes, for our Bronze plan and higher (and Free plan too)
Event APIYes you can set up Amazon SES to publish email sending events to Amazon CloudWatch or Amazon KinesisYes Yes, for our Silver plan and higher (and Free plan too)
Manage contacts through APIYes See our Newsletter API at
Send email through APIYesYes
24/7 SupportYes Basic: Included, Developer: $49/month, Business & Enterprise prorated.Yes Online ticket generation.
Dedicated Support TeamYesYes
Phone Support- Available with paid support planYes During regular business hours for all plan levels, including "Free." Critical and Escalation Support available 24/7
HeadquarteredSeattle, WACO - CA
Multi-user LoginYesYes
Prioritize emails
User-Agent TrackingYes
LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Japanese, SpanishEnglish
Sample CustomersSIEMENS, HBO, Vodafone, AllerganSpotify, Foursquare, Pandora, Hootsuite, Uber, Kickstarter, Air BnB, GitHub
Sample Integration PartnersWindows Azure, HP Cloud, Softlayer, Rackspace, Heroku, Engineyard, Cloudbees
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  • Gary Bisaga on Apr. 14th 2016 7:44:21 PM
    liked SendGrid

    Worked great for me

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    voted for @Sendgrid !

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  • Jim on Nov. 6th 2013 1:08:48 AM
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    At 10B/emails per month, SendGrid is the only company with proven scale

  • Vince on Jun. 26th 2013 6:14:41 PM
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    Love SG. Support is top notch, product is the industry standard.

  • Prati on Feb. 26th 2013 10:06:59 PM
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    They are super responsive with spam complains

  • Matt Fulton on Feb. 26th 2013 4:45:07 PM
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    Lovin the Parse API!

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    Great APIs

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    Kick ass Support 24/7

  • Ben Golden on Feb. 25th 2013 10:23:20 PM
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    Sendin all that mail, blocking all that spam. Pure Class.

  • Katie on Feb. 25th 2013 8:48:08 PM
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    SendGrid's API's make it so easy to integrate!

  • timsegraves on Feb. 25th 2013 8:18:40 PM
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    Great service and reliable delivery.

  • Paul on Feb. 25th 2013 6:24:20 PM
    liked SendGrid

    SendGrid's event API webhooks are fantastic. Now I get notification of unsubscribe, bounce and spam complaint events in real time.

  • PKS on Dec. 13th 2012 11:21:40 PM
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    Rock solid. Mature APIs. SendGrid is the clear market leader.

  • Duong Anh Nguyen on Sep. 5th 2012 9:30:54 AM
    liked SendGrid

    Awesome delivery !

  • Manas Rawat on Jul. 14th 2012 10:37:39 AM
    liked SendGrid

    Ive used Send Grid for Works great. We are going to use Amazon SES since we are hosting the next app on EC2. Will give my feedback on SES.

  • BrianO on Jun. 16th 2012 6:03:33 PM
    liked SendGrid

    SendGrid's service is impeccable.

  • TheyCallMeSwift on May 18th 2012 12:53:04 AM
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    SendGrid is awesome!