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Snack Delivery Machine — Part 1, The Mechanics

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.

Sean Johnson
4 min read
  • What's new

Email’s Not Dead – Mailgun’s New Podcast

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 that mean email is on its way out. In fact, we’d argue that it means email thriving more than ever.

Thomas Knierien
3 min read
  • Quick tips

Email Soft Bounces – The Mysteries Of Failures

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 bounces: soft bounces and hard bounces.

Mailgun Team
3 min read
  • Email DIY

Getting Started With Our Email Templates API

Recently, we were thrilled to announce the launch of our recently implemented email templates API. 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, rather than using one of the ones we’ve already provided.

Sergey Chekluev
6 min read
  • Quick tips

Email Hard Bounces: The Brick Walls Of Failure

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 the wheel, a fruit in the basket, a piece of the pie, or whatever other metaphor floats your boat.

Mailgun Team
2 min read
  • What's new

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.

Chris Farmer
3 min read
  • What's new

Support Around The Clock — Solving For A 24/7 Support Model

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.

Ben Jeffery
5 min read
  • Best Practices

Email Copy Suggestions That Don’t Suck For Your Deliverability

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.

Mailgun Team
5 min read
  • What's new

Responsive Email Templates You Can Get Creative With

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 you don’t have to go digging into code the next time you need to make a minor change. And it’s available now within our new UI.

Chris Farmer
5 min read
  • What's new

Bulk Validations — Accurate And Fast AF

Cleaning an old email list is one of those must needed chores that nobody really wants to do. You have to do it, but you push it back because other priorities pop up.

Alan Erwin
7 min read
  • Customer Success

Mailchimp + Shopify Split – What Do You Do Now?

We’re sure that just about everyone was shocked to hear that Mailchimp and Shopify were separating in late March — ourselves included. To briefly recap, Mailchimp and Shopify decided to part ways due to disagreements in data sharing between the two companies.

Tarek Shah
5 min read
  • Best Practices

Email Authentication: Your ID Card For Sending

As a Technical Account Manager at Mailgun, I’m constantly talking to my customers about various deliverability and good sender best practices — one of those being email authentication.

Levi Trejo
8 min read

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