1. Any HN user trying to figure out what to do next, leave me your email on this Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16wrzK3srobnRKXzbhpsftCvmhgf...
2. Any transactional email provider, write a blog post or something with how to migrate to your platform. Include differences vs. Mandrill with regard to pricing, API, DNS, etc and anything else you can think of to ease our transition - maybe promise of an upcoming Mandrill template importer, coupon to price-match, etc. Email me the link (contact info in HN profile)
3. In one week (Thursday, March 3, 1200 UTC), I'll email everyone in (1) the responses I get from (2)
I promise not to spam people who leave their email address and will only ever send just the single email next week, and then delete the Google Form and its responses. Check my HN history, I'm just a developer trying to figure out what to do now. My hope is that enough hot leads in one place will be incentive enough for the various competitors to spend a bit of time writing a detailed migration plan (which would help me!), and they probably can't make a good one while this thread is still on the front page.
In addition, as mentioned by meirelles a few hours ago, the free tier has been raised from 10k/month to 100k as part of a pricing adjustment which was planned prior to yesterday's events.
So stay tuned for more info!
http://elasticemail.com has a very simliar pricing structure to Mandrill (their old pricing) including 25000 emails per month free.
We've been around since 2010, are growing fast and have sent billions of emails. Plus, we love our customers.
Mandrill refugees are welcome!
Elastic Email has been buggy for us since day one. The whole hooks system is very buggy and has cause serious damage to our image with some clients.
But for a service like yours, I need a lot more oompf in your documentation, sales pitch, or UX to know that it's not a thin layer of SES.
Here are some others : http://www.codeinwp.com/blog/mandrill-alternatives/
Maybe we could even band together and get a preferred negotiated rate Groupon-style if enough of us migrate simultaneously.
Haven't heard from any ESPs yet, but will reach out to them tomorrow.
Straight to the discount: https://go.sendgrid.com/switch.html
We used sendgrid in the past and had a great experience. If we were sending less than 100k per month we would switch to Sendgrid in a heartbeat.
But (maybe i am understanding them wrong) your pricing tiers for higher levels doesn't make sense to me.
We send around 300k emails and it would be much more expensive.
Care to at least try and explain that ? (I hope that u ll say something like no you are reading this wrong)