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How Ruby-based Vero uses Mailgun’s Campaign Analytics API to deliver and track personalized and scalable marketing campaigns

How Ruby-based Vero uses MailgunR...

This post is written by Chris Hexton (@chexton), one of the co-founders of Vero. Vero is part of a small group of forward-thinking email remarketing companies that are killing the idea of sending one newsletter to one-thousand people in favor of sending one personalized newsletter to each individual customer. All this is done with massive […]

  • 3 min read
  • January 3, 2013
How Ruby-based DNSimple uses Mailgun’s API to create & configure domains for email forwarding

How Ruby-based DNSimple uses Mailgun...

This post is written by Anthoy Eden, founder and developer, at DNSimple. DNSimple is the hassle-free way to manage all of your domains in a single place without having to click through 10 screens of upsells to complete a simple purchase. In addition to registrar services, DNSimple offers a REST API for creating and managing […]

  • 3 min read
  • December 18, 2012

How node.js app Cloud Monitoring use...

This post is written by Dan Di Spaltro, Director of Product for Rackspace Cloud Monitoring. Cloud Monitoring lets you monitor any server in any data center so that you can always make sure that your application infrastructure is a-ok. Before leading the Cloud Monitoring engineering team, Dan co-founded Cloudkick, a Y-Combinator startup focused on monitoring […]

  • 5 min read
  • December 11, 2012

Life Post-Acquisition: A Startup Eng...

Wow, it’s funny how time flies, right? We’re an independent company now! This post came out way back in 2012. You may have noticed when a company gets acquired it is sometimes followed by a long period of silence. It may take a year for news or a blog post to appear. Many times, unfortunately, […]

  • 3 min read
  • November 29, 2012

5 free tickets for sold-out Warm Gun...

Well, this is awkward. If you were looking for those free tickets, they’re long gone! This post is originally from 2012. Mailgun will be attending Warm Gun on November 30th this year and hope that you can join us. If you don’t know Warm Gun, it is a 500 Startups design conference that is about […]

  • 1 min read
  • November 29, 2012
How userfox sends & tracks emails in their Ruby app using the Mailgun API

How userfox sends & tracks emai...

Today’s post is written by Peter Clark, CEO of userfox, an awesome new startup that is changing the way businesses communicate with their customers via email. They just launched a few weeks ago as you may have seen on Hacker News. In today’s post, Peter discusses what userfox does, how they’ve architected their app and […]

  • 3 min read
  • November 19, 2012

Parse partners with Mailgun for simp...

Good news everyone! Parse, the awesome mobile application development platform, is launching easy integration with Mailgun via their new Cloud Modules feature. Parse is launching Cloud Modules as part of the Cloud Code product starting with Mailgun and Twilio Modules. This will make it even easier for both Parse and Mailgun customers to use Mailgun […]

  • 1 min read
  • November 8, 2012

Using Mailgun with Capistrano recipe...

Mailgun was created to be an antidote for email development pain. So, it always thrills us when developers take our platform a step further with the tools they create. If you have built an interesting library, module, etc. to be used with Mailgun, we’d love to know about it and highlight it on our blog. […]

  • 3 min read
  • October 29, 2012

Mailgun is being acquired by Rackspa...

If you haven’t heard, we’re an independent company again! This was originally published on August 28, 2012. Good news everyone! We are proud to announce that Mailgun has entered into an agreement to join Rackspace. We are thrilled to be joining the Rackspace team and we are confident that together we will take Mailgun to […]

  • 2 min read
  • August 28, 2012

Growth Hacking, Email and Mullets...

The phrase “Growth Hacker” was invented by Sean Ellis and made popular by Andrew Chen. Sean Ellis mentions that “a growth hacker is a person whose true north is growth.” Andrew Chen talks about how a technical background is becoming a more important skill set in marketers so they can better leverage their efforts. To […]

  • 3 min read
  • July 26, 2012

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