Best SMTP Providers 2020

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2020-06-04 13:40:05
Compare SendinBlue vs Postmark vs Flowmailer vs Mailjet vs Mailgun vs SendGrid vs SparkPost vs Mail250 vs Amazon SES vs Mandrill vs Pepipost. This table provides an overview of the top SMTP providers around. Need your emails delivered to the inbox? Find the best provider for your needs below!
SendinBluePostmarkFlowmailerMailjetMailgunSendGridSparkPostMail250Amazon SESMandrillPepipost
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Websitehttp://www.sendinblue.comhttp://postmarkapp.com/https://flowmailer.com/https://www.mailjet.comhttp://mailgun.comhttp://www.sendgrid.comhttps://www.sparkpost.com/https://mail250.com/?utm_source=socialcompare_btesc&utm_campaign=socialcompare&utm_medium=socialcomparehttp://aws.amazon.com/ses/http://mandrill.comhttps://pepipost.com/?utm_source=socialcompare&utm_campaign=socialcompare&utm_medium=socialcompare
Pricing
Free plan9,000 emails per month, max 300 per 24 hours25,000 emails, no time limit6,000 emails per month, max 200 per day10,000 free per month45 day free trial, 12,000 per month, 400 emails per day15,000 emails per monthYes, 10K emails free62,000 emails per month for EC2 usersN/A (Since re-integration with Mailchimp)30k Emails Free For First 30 Days Then 100/Day Forever
Unlimited Free EmailsYou can upload unlimited contacts.
Price0.13 USD to $0.67 per thousand0.5 USD to1.50 USD per thousand0.18 USD to $0.50 per thousand0.1 USD to $0.50 per thousand0.57 USD to $0.80 USD per thousand0.2 USD to $0.15 per thousand, depending on volume20 USD (Send 24k/ Day) $50 (Send 60k/ Day) $150 (Send 120k /Day)0.1 USD per thousand, plus traffic charges. $0.12 per GB of attachments sent.10 USD for cheapest MailChimp account + $20 per month minimum charge15 USD per month
Startups planYesYesYes
Cancellation policyCancel 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 any time, no contractCancel any time, no contractCancel at any time, no contractCancel any time, no contract, month-to-monthCancel any time, no contractPay for what you send; no required contract or commitments.Cancel at any time, no contractCancel any time, no contract.
Features
SMTP supportYesYes Globally redundant SMTP and API infrastructureYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Personalized DKIM for free (no more "on behalf of")YesYesYesYesYesYes Upgrade to a Silver plan or higher to get personalized DKIMYesYesYesYesYes
Clicks Details (per Link, etc.)YesYesYesYes Reporting available both through Control Panel and APIYes Via real-time Event API webhookYes Through webhooks real-time event reporting.YesYes
Conditional Personalization (if/else)YesYes- Yes but, not through web newsletter editor, only by using the APIYesYesYesYesYes
WYSIWYG Newsletter EditorYes Available for free with all the plansNoNo We don't do newsletters - Flowmailer focuses on transactional emailsYes Available for free, with any plan (Free plan included)NoYes +$0,25 per thousand, in addition to monthly package- only with "Elite for Marketers" planYesNoYesNo
Dedicated IP availableYes Gold or Higher PlanNo Shared IPs. They believe shared IPs are preferable to dedicated.- U should not use Dedicated IP if you're not a high volume sender!Yes With our Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond Plans, you can ask for a Dedicated IP address.Yes $59 per monthYesYesYesNo $25 per month for EC2 usersYes $29 per monthYes
REST APIYesYesYesYesYesYes Yes, for our Bronze plan and higher (and Free plan too)YesYesYesYes
Event APIYesYesYesYes For every plan, you can get every event (open, click, bounce...) in real timeYesYes Yes, for our Silver plan and higher (and Free plan too)Yes Via WebhooksYesYes you can set up Amazon SES to publish email sending events to Amazon CloudWatch or Amazon KinesisYesYes via webhooks
Send email through APIYesYesYesYes Only by one HTTP call http://dev.mailjet.com/guides/send-api-guide/YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Incoming Email SupportYes Handles inbound, can be parsed by griddler: https://github.com/thoughtbot/griddlerYesYes Using the Parse API you can get the content of an incomming email POSTed by HTTP on a server : dev.mailjet.com/guides/parse-api-guide/Yes Parse emails, including attachements and quoted text. Easily forward using different expression matches, including regex, and POST to HTTP. Supported by Griddler: https://github.com/thoughtbot/griddlerYes Parse inbound email, including attachments and content. See docs.sendgrid.com for webhook examples. Supported by Griddler: https://github.com/thoughtbot/griddlerYesNoYesYes Parses inbound, can be handled by griddler: https://github.com/thoughtbot/griddlerNo
Stores Outgoing Emails for Later ViewingYesYes Stores for 45 DaysYesNoYesYes May be an additional charge.No
Explicit/sexual content policy ?NoNo not allowed
Needs time to approve account before sending ?Domains need proper authentication to start sending emailsNo. Domain approval is not required.Yes
Asks to create SPF and DKIM recordsYes Possible but not mandatoryYes Start Up Wizards helps you create SPF and DKIM recordsYes OptionalYes
LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, GermanEnglishEnglish, DutchEnglish, French, German, SpanishEnglish, French, RussianEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish, French, German, Japanese, SpanishEnglishEnglish
Multi-user LoginNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Prioritize emailsYesYes Queueing and scheduling of emails is availableYes Email Priority Management is handled on Mailjet with X-Mailjet email headers : http://www.mailjet.com/docs/email-priority-managementYes Add preferred time of delivery which can prioritize or schedule for later.YesNoYes 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. https://mandrill.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205582647
PluginsYes PrestaShop, WordPress, Magento, Drupal, Zapier, SalesforceYes http://developer.postmarkapp.com/developer-libs.htmlYes SMTP and REST API allow you to connect any source (including Ecommerce, CMS, CDP)Yes Prestashop, Wordpress, Dotclear, SPIP, Joomla, DrupalYes Most major languages and frameworksYes Node, PHP, Python & More, see http://developer.sparkpost.comYes WordPressYes Most major languages, frameworks, and platformsYes Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, MailWizz, Zapier
Support
24/7 SupportYes Online form submissionYes Support by email around the clock. Live chat.YesYes Across 3 Global Time Zones - Online ticket generationYes Online form submission.Yes Online ticket generation.YesYesYes Basic: Included, Developer: $49/month, Business & Enterprise prorated.Yes Live Chat and 24x7 email support
Dedicated Support TeamYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Phone SupportYesNoYes- Available for VIP clients- For First-class plansYes During regular business hours for all plan levels, including "Free." Critical and Escalation Support available 24/7Yes-- Available with paid support planNo- Limited to high volume senders
Sample CustomersBMW, Fleury Michon, Sodebo, Cora, Leroy Merlin, etc.IKEA, Minecraft, Livestream, Unicef, Litmus, Salesforce-DeskVodafone, Exact Online, Tele2, EnecoTAG Hauer, MIT, Fotolia, TheFancy, Jolicloud, Readability, Sketchfab, Prestashop, Amnesty International...Github, Heroku, Uservoice, Stripe, 37 Signals, Parse, Adroll, PagerdutySpotify, Foursquare, Pandora, Hootsuite, Uber, Kickstarter, Air BnB, GitHubPinterest, Zillow, Financial Times of London, Career BuilderDLF, Vodafone, etcSIEMENS, HBO, Vodafone, AllerganShine, Cleartrip, Arcamax, White Plum, SeekAsia, Traveloka, Tokopedia
Websitehttp://www.sendinblue.comhttp://postmarkapp.com/https://flowmailer.com/https://www.mailjet.comhttp://mailgun.comhttp://www.sendgrid.comhttps://www.sparkpost.com/https://mail250.com/?utm_source=socialcompare_btesc&utm_campaign=socialcompare&utm_medium=socialcomparehttp://aws.amazon.com/ses/http://mandrill.comhttps://pepipost.com/?utm_source=socialcompare&utm_campaign=socialcompare&utm_medium=socialcompare
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  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2020-06-04 14:09:33 by TomBlijleven
  • voted for Flowmailer (Like)
    Posted 2020-06-04 12:57:10 by TomBlijleven
  • voted for Mail250 (Like)
    Perfect fit for sending your large marketing campaigns.
    Posted 2020-03-26 16:54:14 by imranshaikh2124
  • voted for Mail250 (Like)
    I have recently started using cold email service providers and I like Mail250
    Posted 2020-03-26 16:50:40 by kacey.weimann
  • voted for Mail250 (Like)
    Recently, I have tried Mail250 and I found this solution to be working for me :)
    Posted 2020-03-26 16:49:29 by donna.jaskolski
  • voted for Mail250 (Like)
    I don't know much about emailing but I found many of my clients uses Mail250 for sending to very large list.
    Posted 2020-03-26 16:47:55 by manley.miller
  • voted for Mail250 (Like)
    The simplest alternative for MailChimp I can think of is Mail250.
    Posted 2020-03-26 16:45:04 by christelle.waelchi
  • voted for Mail250 (Like)
    Hi, I am pretty new to cold email but I had used Mail250 and I like there features: They allowed cold emailing They are having a built in List Cleaner They have SMTP details which one can use Prices are very affordable Thanks for reading.
    Posted 2020-03-26 16:43:22 by jarod.witting
  • voted for Mail250 (Like)
    First I was little skeptic, but then all my doubts got cleared. Very simple product with awesome speed of sending emails. Highly recommend for sending cold emails at large
    Posted 2020-03-26 16:41:56 by brycen.connell
  • voted for Mail250 (Like)
    Hi, I don’t know much cold email service providers. I had used Mail250 here are the features of Mail250: They allow cold mailing They have built in List Cleaner They provide SMTP details They are very affordable. Thank you for reading.
    Posted 2020-03-26 16:29:42 by yusufnshaikh21
  • voted for Mail250 (Like)
    Posted 2020-03-26 06:38:24 by steve
  • voted for Pepipost (Like)
    They do what they say. No complaints.
    Posted 2019-06-12 02:47:36 by Okay
  • voted for Postmark (Like)
    Postmark is a great tool to send transactional emails like reservation notifications, username reset links, point notifications. They are constantly evolving and making the production stronger by adding useful features
    Posted 2018-12-19 13:42:09 by RV
  • voted for SendGrid (Like)
    Posted 2018-12-19 13:40:05 by RV
  • voted for Mailjet (Like)
    Posted 2018-12-19 13:39:45 by RV
  • voted for SendGrid (Like)
    Posted 2017-12-06 15:42:42 by RickBR
  • voted for Mailjet (Like)
    Posted 2017-12-06 15:42:37 by RickBR
  • Solution efficace et support réactif. Je recommande
    Français Posted 2017-10-02 09:56:44 by gdouvet
  • voted for Mailjet (Like)
    Super solution, efficace et support réactif. Editeur d'email très intuitif, pas besoin de connaissance en design ou de savoir coder.
    Français Posted 2017-10-02 09:51:53 by gdouvet
  • commented on Mailjet
    So far my experience is extremely ignorant, lazy and helpless first line support basically doing nothing. One ticket resolving takes more than 1 week!
    Posted 2017-09-04 21:49:40 by edrokov
  • voted for Mailjet (Like)
    Posted 2017-05-19 17:40:21 by Michiel Missotten
  • voted for SendinBlue (Like)
    Posted 2017-03-31 11:13:10 by maxime
  • Posted 2017-03-31 11:04:07 by maxime
  • voted for SendinBlue (Voter)
    Posted 2017-03-31 11:03:59 by maxime
  • voted for Mailgun (Like)
    Posted 2016-11-05 15:54:30 by Ovidiu Cristian Balan
  • voted for SendinBlue (Like)
    Great tool !
    Posted 2016-10-05 18:57:35 by Maud Bisserier
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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
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