SendGrid is indeed a good alternative. Their service is reliable even in China. (Mailgun’s verification code can’t reach me via SMS…while theirs can) The old price of Essential 50k plan was even cheaper, which is 15$.
I use SendinBlue, which is free for 300 emails per day, I have a very small forum. Another one you might want to look into is Zoho’s Transactional Email service. Transactional email service | ZeptoMail by Zoho Mail it’s $2.50 for 10,000 transactional emails from a pretty reputable company.
Does Sendinblue send clean emails as part of the free 300 emails per day, or do they insert their branding into your emails?
Thanks for mentioning this option. While Amazon SES sounds like a better deal to me at $1 per 10,000 emails, perhaps ZeptoMail would be a good option for anyone having difficulty setting up SES as discussed earlier in this thread.
It could be a good idea to make a table comparison somewhere.
I’m using Mailgun, but the fees are slowly increasing and maybe an alternative could suit my needs better.
I send between 7000 and 10000 emails per month.
An estimate of Amazon SES shows that it would decrease my email fees from ~90$/year to ~15$/year.