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Snack Delivery Machine — Part 2, the Electronics and Tech

Before we get technical, if you haven't read our previous post about our wonderous snack machine, pop over and check that ou...

  • 4 min read
  • June 14, 2019

Recent Articles

Snack Delivery Machine — Part 1, the Mechanics

Snack Delivery Machine — Part 1, t...

Hacking on hardware is always fun, and it’s been a while since we’ve created something! In this brief series of blog posts, we are going to make an email controlled snack machine using a dry-food dispenser, a Raspberry Pi, a pair of stepper motors, and a little bit of 3D printing. This post is going […]

  • 3 min read
  • June 7, 2019
Email’s Not Dead – Mailgun’s New Podcast

Email’s Not Dead – Mailg...

Whenever someone says that they think email is on its way out, we always like asking them if they’ve checked their inbox in the past day. Nine times out of ten they have, so what’s the deal? Email has become so second nature that they forget how often they check it. By no means does […]

  • 2 min read
  • June 5, 2019
Soft Bounces – The Mysteries of Failures

Soft Bounces – The Mysteries o...

If you’ve been keeping up with the blog in the last few months, you’ve probably noticed us talk about email bounces and email bounce rates a lot. These are negative metrics that senders face every day, so we figured it would be good to give a little insight into them. There are two types of […]

  • 2 min read
  • May 31, 2019
Getting started with our Email Templates API

Getting started with our Email Templ...

Recently, we were thrilled to announce the launch of our recently implemented email templates API and templates design contest. While we went over where those templates came from, we only glossed over how to actually use them. For this week, we wanted to show you how you can get started with your own email templates, […]

  • 5 min read
  • May 31, 2019
Hard Bounces: The Brick Walls of Failure

Hard Bounces: The Brick Walls of Fai...

We’ve talked a lot about email bounces and email bounce rates as a whole in the past before, but we’ve really only ever dipped our toes into the different types of bounces — hard bounces and soft bounces. Why is that? Well, they’re the smaller components that makeup more complex deliverability issues. A cog in […]

  • 2 min read
  • May 29, 2019
Mailgun now supports AMP for Email

Mailgun now supports AMP for Email...

Chances are you’ve probably heard about Google bringing Accelerated Mobile pages (AMP) support for Gmail. AMP gives digital marketers and email senders the ability to create dynamic and actionable emails for their recipients. Our dev team has been working on getting our platform AMP ready, and now the cat is out of the bag. We’re […]

  • 2 min read
  • May 28, 2019
Support Around the Clock — Solving for a 24/7 Support Model

Support Around the Clock — Solving...

Email issues don’t wait for you to be ready for them; they just happen sometimes. To ensure we’re providing prompt support whenever it’s needed, we have 24/7 coverage to address any urgent issues that arise. Plus, Mailgun has customers around the globe. Someone’s 9 AM problem could be our 3 AM problem, but that doesn’t […]

  • 4 min read
  • May 24, 2019
Email Copy Suggestions That Don’t Suck for your Deliverability

Email Copy Suggestions That Don’t ...

Whether you like it or not, email copy is an essential part of any email, regardless of if it’s a transactional or marketing message. It’s what gets people to engage with your messages in the first place – everything from the email subject line to the sign off influences your engagements. Email copy is integral […]

  • 3 min read
  • May 24, 2019
Responsive Email Templates you can get creative with

Responsive Email Templates you can g...

Looking for more details on our templates contest? Don’t worry, you can get more info here. We’ve been rolling out a ton of new features these past few weeks, and the rollout keeps coming with our new email templates! This latest addition allows you to add, edit, and store your email templates within Mailgun so […]

  • 5 min read
  • May 17, 2019
Email Bounces: What to do about them

Email Bounces: What to do about them...

Email bounces — an annoying occurrence in email sending. As common as they may be, senders go nuts over email bounces. While we’ve spoken before on how your email bounces are less important if you focus more on deliverability, it’s a hard problem to solve. Largely due to the fact that in some cases, a […]

  • 4 min read
  • May 7, 2019

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