Monthly Archives: March 2012

SMTP Service Round-Up

Spending lunching time to look for a cheap and reiliable SMTP cloud service, I sum up this post so it may be helpful for others. To me, SES price is most reasonable, but you will have no support and implement the tracking yourself.

Service Cost to send 100k emails / month Additional Features / Remark
SMTP.com 130$ (using email delivery lite plan)
  • Email / Phone Support
  • Dedicated IP (with higher plan)
  • Anaytlcs / Tracking
ElasticMail 50$ (using providedcalculator)
  • Analytics / Tracking
  • Lists & Email Template (somewhat like Mailchimp)
  • SMTP / REST
SendGrid 79.95$ (Silver Plan)
  • Email / Phone Support
  • Dedicated IP (with higher plan)
  • Anaytlcs / Tracking
CloudSMTP 50$ (0.5$ / 1k emails)
  • Analytics / Tracking
  • No visible document about API 🙁
Amazon SES 10.29$
(using AWS Calculator, assumed that email size is 20KB, sending 3333 emails / day, no free tier included)
  • SMTP / REST
  • No Tracking ??
Jango SMTP 250$  (plan up to 120k emails)
  • 100KB / email limit
  • Additional data can be purchased with 1$ / 10MB