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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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • July 26, 2012

Tracking Replies in Mailgun (or any ...

We’ve recently been inundated with questions about how to track which email a recipient has replied to. There are many use cases for needing to do this. You may want to thread a conversation in your App or you may want to measure engagement. The problem with relying on Mailgun Tags or Campaign-IDs is that […]

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  • May 3, 2012

Mailgun Campaign Analytics: taking a...

UPDATE: We’ve made some meaty, awesome changes to analytics, and this post is pretty useless. But we’ve kept it up because we believe in iteration and showing off our humble beginnings. (And also SEO.) Here’s a more relevant post about Mailgun’s new and improved analytics. Good news everyone! Mailgunners just rolled out the most flexible […]

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  • March 2, 2012

Santa came to Mailgun early. Everyon...

Whoa, talk about a blast from the past! This post originally came out on December 21, 2011. Good news everyone! Mailgunners are in the spirit of the season and wanted to give you a little holiday gift – new and improved Logs! So what’s new about the Logs? – Account level log retention. Each paid […]

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  • December 21, 2011

Handle Incoming Emails like a Pro [M...

It’s like an old family photo album this far back on our blog! This post first came out way back in 2011. Sending emails used to be hard but with the Mailgun Email Sending API we moved beyond SMTP and MIME and made it a trivial, dare I say, pleasant experience. But if your application […]

  • 4 min read
  • November 7, 2011

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