First off I want to thank the community. Last week I moved a football forum from a site that was shutting down. Speaking as a non-techie, with no experience in any of this, the tutorials and advice on this site were brilliant. The move of approx 300-400 people to new site is goning really well. The only exception has been the Mail Server.
I used Mailjet, believing that their free plan (200 emails a day limit) would be ample. However, I realized some of my invites where no being delieved as I was going over my daily limit. After some investigation a couple of users were receiving 60 emails a day
I have taken to educating members to change their settings, I have changed the default settings for email notification to “never”. However, I realize probably sooner than later I need a better solution.
Looking around there seems to be:
Mailier Lite - 1000 users, 12,000 emails a month (average 400 a day)
Mail Chimp 2000 users, 10,000 emails a month (average 333 a day)
SendGrid After Trail - After 30 day trail, 100/day
Sedinblue Unlimited users, and 300 emails a day
Mailrelay 15,000 users and 75,000 emails/month (averages 2,500 a day)
Mailgun 3 months of 5000, emails then 80c per 1000 emails
Amazon SES, 62,000 free emails but 0.12c /GB
As well as several others which charge more. (Please excuse my technical ignorance if any of these cant be used with Discourse)
As I understand email notifications cant be turned off. As I want to keep my site completely free, which free/low-cost option would you guys recommend?