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AWS SES vs Mailgun: An Email Provider Comparison [2022]

  • Introduction
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    Features

    Pricing

    Pros & Cons

    Company Info

    Recap

Introduction

If you're looking for a reliable email service, AWS SES and Mailgun might be your best options. So, which is better: AWS SES or Mailgun? This comparison guide will look at the pros and cons of AWS SES and Mailgun, including pricing, features, customer reviews and more.

Features

SDKs Available

Has Courier.com Integration

Threshold for free plan and dedicated IP

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When you're on a sandbox account, you're limited to 200 emails/24hours. The number varies based on your request from Amazon via email if your account is out of the sandbox. With a custom plan, you have access to 3 dedicated IPs and can send over 2 million emails, and your fee will vary according to your specifications.

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The threshold for Mailgun is 5,000 messages/month and 300 messages/day for the free plan and no daily limit for the flex plan. With the paid plans(Foundation, Growth, and Scale), you have access to a dedicated IP and can send between 50,000 to 100,000 emails per month, depending on the plan you choose.

Features

SDKs Available

AWS SES:

javascript, php, java, go, python, ruby, php, c++

Mailgun:

javascript, php, ruby, go

Has Courier.com Integration

Threshold for free plan and dedicated IP

AWS SES:

When you're on a sandbox account, you're limited to 200 emails/24hours. The number varies based on your request from Amazon via email if your account is out of the sandbox. With a custom plan, you have access to 3 dedicated IPs and can send over 2 million emails, and your fee will vary according to your specifications.

Mailgun:

The threshold for Mailgun is 5,000 messages/month and 300 messages/day for the free plan and no daily limit for the flex plan. With the paid plans(Foundation, Growth, and Scale), you have access to a dedicated IP and can send between 50,000 to 100,000 emails per month, depending on the plan you choose.

Pricing (Monthly)

Up to 1,000

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Up to 10,000

Up to 25,000

Up to 50,000

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$2.5
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$35

Pricing (Monthly)

Up to 1,000

Up to 5,000

Up to 10,000

Up to 25,000

Up to 50,000

Pros & Cons

AWS SES

Amazon SES is a highly scalable email service that lets you send and receive email from your applications. You can use it to send transactional, marketing, and promotional messages. Their API simplifies the process of emailing by eliminating the need for organizations to maintain their own email servers or use third-party SMTP services.

Pros

  • It is reasonably affordable.
  • It is extremely reliable and very customizable.
  • It uses a pay-per-use system.

Cons

  • There's a limit to the daily email count you can send.
  • It is inaccessible to unregistered users.
  • It could be complicated to use for non-tech-savvy users.

When To Use

  • It is suitable for developers on the AWS ecosystem who want to integrate a mailing system into their software.
  • It is suitable for firms or brands to send bulk transactional emails.
  • It is an excellent tool for email marketing.

Mailgun

Mailgun is a cloud-based email service that offers developers and businesses of all sizes a complete toolkit for sending, receiving, tracking and analyzing their email campaigns. Mailgun offers a wide range of features, including an SMTP server, DKIM signing, RESTful API, and plugins. It also allows you to use third party services like Mandrill, Salesforce, or Mailchimp without the hassle of setting up APIs and managing your own servers.

Pros

  • Mailgun is easy to set up.
  • It has extensive and well-documented APIs.
  • It has high throughput and offers quick email integration.
  • It has support for email marketing.

Cons

  • Mailgun has spotty historical reliability.
  • Support has been poor since its acquisition.

When To Use

  • Mailgun is great for freelancers plus small-, medium-, and large-scale companies.
  • It is an excellent choice if you have developers handling emails since Mailgun is developer-focused.
  • It is your best bet if you're working with the larger Pathwire/Sinch ecosystem.
  • Also, it's a great choice when you need enterprise consulting services.

Company Info

Alexa Rank

Funding

Employee Count

Founded In

Headquarters

Trustpilot Rating

G2 Rating

11
3,998
108M
51.1M
45000
250
2006
2010
Seattle, USA
San Antonio, USA
2.3
4.3
4.2
4.5

Company Info

Alexa Rank

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11

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3,998

Funding

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108M

:

51.1M

Employee Count

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45000

:

250

Founded In

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2006

:

2010

Headquarters

:

Seattle, USA

:

San Antonio, USA

Trustpilot Rating

:

2.3

:

4.3

G2 Rating

:

4.2

:

4.5

Recap

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AWS SES

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Mailgun

AWS SES

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Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed our guide about AWS SES vs Mailgun. With this information, we hope that you can make an educated decision on which email provider is best for you. In case you need any more information on either of these two companies or need a personalized recommendation, please feel free to contact us anytime via live chat or email (support@courier.com).

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