Mandrill decides to discontinue service as a separate product

Mandrill has decided to discontinue their service as a separate product and is becoming a transactional email add-on to paid MailChimp accounts. This means the free 15000 emails/month service which Mandrill offered will soon be no longer available. All Mandrill users will be required to have a paid monthly MailChimp account. Here are the timelines Starting March 16, all new Mandrill users will create accounts through MailChimp. Also starting March 16, Mandrill users can merge their existing Mandrill account with a MailChimp account. Current users will have until April 27 to merge the accounts. So what are the alternatives: Generally Mandrill is used to send transactional emails like password reminders, notifications, etc taking the load off your own webserver. There are quite a few services which allow to send such transactions emails Amazon SES (this is the option recommeded by MailChimp) MailGun (10,000 emails/month free) SendGrid (12,000 emails/month free) ...
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