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White labeling DNS records for your ...

Many of our customers run large-scale digital marketing applications on top of Mailgun for their own customers. For example, Vero and Userfox are email service providers that built their awesome digital marketing automation apps on top of Mailgun — we’re their white label partner. Their customers might not even know that their private label is built on top of Mailgun, and that is fine for us!  […]

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  • May 2, 2013

Stress Testing HTTP with Twisted Pyt...

Being in the API business has its challenges and maintaining the robustness of the system during peak hours is one of them. That’s why we do lots of stress testing here at Mailgun. We have tried many different approaches over time, from simple Apache bench to more complicated custom testing suites. But this post is […]

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  • April 29, 2013

Weekly product update: Easy testing ...

Last week we released a much-requested email tracking feature: domain-level webhooks. Continuing on that theme, this week we’ve released another webhook-related feature: easy testing for Routes webhooks. Now you can test your Routes webhook endpoints by POSTing a sample message to your app directly from your Mailgun control panel. We’ll be rolling out a similar […]

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  • April 27, 2013

Demo: Meteor-based emailer with geol...

In January we announced that we had partnered up with Meteor to power the email back-end that comes with the Meteor platform. To see an example, check out this event registration form we blogged about recently, but today we want to demo another example of Meteor+Mailgun integration. Geolocation for email A few weeks ago we […]

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  • April 24, 2013

Weekly product update: Domain-level ...

This week’s main theme was webhooks and we’ve got an exciting (and much requested) new feature to announce: domain-level webooks. In addition, we’ve been focused on improving our reputation system to catch spammers and scammers before they can do their damage. Domain-level webhooks Until today, you could specify webhooks end points at the account level, […]

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  • April 19, 2013

Tips & Tricks: Avoiding Gmail s...

It has become clear from our support logs that a lot of developers use Action Mailer to send emails. If you are one of these developers you should know that there is one issue that we have seen repeatedly which will cause your emails to get filtered as spam by Gmail: malformed message-ID. This also […]

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  • April 16, 2013

Weekly product update: Upgrading to ...

Originally posted on April 12, 2013. This week we focused on backend improvements to make Mailgun more performant, reliable and scalable. Lots of boring stuff, but hopefully you’ll feel the difference. One of the things that we did in particular was upgrade from MongoDB version 2.2 to 2.4.1. We’re big fans of MongoDB here at […]

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  • April 12, 2013

Objective-C Mailgun SDK now availabl...

This post was originally published by Jay Baird on the Rackspace DevOps blog. The Rackspace team has been using Mailgun for a variety of projects (like this one), and just open-sourced an SDK for integrating Mailgun in iOS apps. Jay actually sits right behind the Mailgun team in Rackspace’s San Francisco office. We’re publishing the […]

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  • April 9, 2013

Tips & Tricks: Scheduling email...

It’s always fun chatting with customers about what they like about Mailgun (and what they’d like to see improved ). We spoke to a customer recently who LOVED that they could schedule delivery of their messages at a specific time in the future. Who knew that this little feature would mean so much to some […]

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  • April 9, 2013

Weekly product update: Better handli...

This week, we’ve rolled out an enhancement, ok, we’ve fixed a bug, in our email parsing API, which is part of our incoming email handling system called Routes. Routes are one of our most popular features because it allows you to handle all those replies to your marketing and transactional emails. Some customers also use […]

  • 2 min read
  • April 5, 2013

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