Amazon SES Alternatives:
Don’t Just Send Email. Deliver It.

Whether you need to send transactional email or email marketing messages, it’s not enough to just create email campaigns. You need to make sure your delivery rates are high for them to have an effect. Using an email delivery service means you can focus on your messages and not your email server, and there are plenty of Amazon SES alternatives. Mailgun’s emphasis on email deliverability lets you maintain that focus in ways that Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) can’t match.

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Make Sending Emails Truly Simple

Despite its name, Amazon SES isn’t all that simple. Many users end up adding other tools like Sendy to make the Amazon SES interface easier to work with.

The email service from Mailgun makes it truly easy to send emails. Use our our web services or SMTP API to integrate email into your application. All you need are a few configuration settings to get set up and connect to the Mailgun SMTP server.

Need more help? You have a support team on call with Mailgun, with a dedicated technical account manager helping you create the email infrastructure you need and providing support. For even more assistance, you can use our Managed Deliverability Services to help develop your email marketing strategy and monitor the results.

Sending Emails

Send Emails that Land in Inboxes

Mailgun’s tools offer support for email delivery that Amazon SES can’t match. Start with the basics: make sure you’re sending to valid email addresses with our real-time Email Validation API and skip bad addresses on your email list. That’s not available with Amazon SES.

Still having bounces? Review log files and analytics to figure out the problem. Your account manager can help suggest solutions like using a dedicated IP address, or get full support with our managed email service. With Amazon SES, you’re on your own, with no logs and no help.

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Email Analytics

Know Whether Your Emails Are Getting Results

Don’t lose track of your email messages after hitting “Send.” Mailgun includes email analytics to track metrics like unique opens, unique clicks, and more. Amazon SES won’t tell you that.
Want to set up your own analytics? You can access your log files through our APIs. Amazon SES doesn’t hold on to this information for you.

Handle Incoming Email

Email communication needs to go both ways. Inbound email routing
from Mailgun offers powerful parsing and passes JSON to your webhooks
for your customized processing using Python, Ruby, PHP, or other tools
your developers know. That makes Mailgun easy to use as a transactional email service responding to customer messages. With Amazon SES, you’ll
need to write Amazon Lambdas to do custom processing, and you’ll pay
extra for that Amazon compute time.

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Make Sending Emails Easier With Mailgun

When you opt for Mailgun as your email service provider, you get an email delivery service that makes sending transactional emails and marketing emails cost-effective whether you send a few messages or bulk email each day. Our free tier lets you start your marketing campaigns with 10,000 free emails each month. Have a lot to say? Mailgun doesn’t charge extra for attachments. Amazon SES does. Get started sending emails that get delivered.

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Sending over 100,000 messages per month?
Check out our plans to bundle together features for better deliverability.

Explore Beyond Amazon SES

Mailgun has a variety of features for companies researching an alternative to Amazon SES.

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