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Why are you not using a Transactional SMTP service?
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Why are you not using a Transactional SMTP service?

Hello everyone,

As you may or may not know, transactional emails are one of the most important emails for your web app / website.

Emails like: password reset emails, sign up emails, e-commerce or forum notification emails etc.

Even if the website or web app you have//or run does not generate a lot of (email) traffic, you'd always want to have access to any website/web app generated emails like password resets, in case of emergency. You'd always want the option, to be able to troubleshoot.

I am just wondering, in case you are not using any SMTP or email API service for this, why aren't you using any?

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  • jarjar Provider

    A lot of people use MXroute for wordpress sites, forums, etc. I've recently started a new campaign of protecting their domain reputation from abusive sign ups as well: https://mxroute.com/helping-our-customers-keep-high-reputation/

    The number of forums and blogs sending out emails that get marked as spam has dramatically dropped by this effort, I'm pretty proud of it. It's hard to find things that no one else is doing in this space.

  • @navinp said:
    Emails like: password reset emails, sign up emails, e-commerce or forum notification emails etc.

    I usually integrate social login through GitHub or Twitter or Facebook, so that I don't need to generate any email and user has one fewer password to remember.

    My E-commerce is on eBay. No need to maintain website or email. However, eBay takes a 15% cut.

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  • Mailchannels blocked the last few unRAID test notifications. That turned me off. You want your notifications to be reliable.

  • jarjar Provider

    @TimboJones said:
    Mailchannels blocked the last few unRAID test notifications. That turned me off. You want your notifications to be reliable.

    A lot of problems I see around system notifications seem to come from lacking vital headers and improper sending addresses. Examples being [email protected], missing date header.

  • @navinp nah I think your prices are very expensive.

  • Also there's an offer topic if you want to post there and maybe apply for provider tag first.

  • @cazrz said:
    Also there's an offer topic if you want to post there and maybe apply for provider tag first.

    Why? This is clearly not an offer, its a discussion. The fact that the OP happens to have a link to a service in their signature is irrelevant. If I have a link to Hetzner in my signature does that make my discussion threads about Hetzner become offers? I doubt it.

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  • LTnigerLTniger Member
    edited February 17

    Amazon SES is the best you can get. It is essentially free if you are in the limits of the month. No care about reputation and backed by mega corp. There is nothing to be desired more.

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  • @LTniger said:
    Amazon SES is the best you can get. It is essentially free if you are in the limits of the month. No care about reputation and backed by mega corp. There is nothing to be desired more.

    I was using SES in the starting days (2017), but their delivery was very poor, customers were complaining. Happy for you that you have good experience with Amazon SES.

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  • @Erisa said:

    @cazrz said:
    Also there's an offer topic if you want to post there and maybe apply for provider tag first.

    Why? This is clearly not an offer, its a discussion. The fact that the OP happens to have a link to a service in their signature is irrelevant. If I have a link to Hetzner in my signature does that make my discussion threads about Hetzner become offers? I doubt it.

    The link to his signature is his service.
    The link to your sig is not your service.

    IMHO this is a shameless plug. But its just me :smile:

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  • Its also be better if the sig does not say another provider name and links to another competitor.

    I have nothing against the Original Poster, but maybe Im just against the Original Post.
    As it seems to be indirect promotion with not so good marketing/seo strategy

    But again its just me :)

  • WebProjectWebProject Member, Provider
    edited February 17

    @yoursunny said: eBay takes a 15% cut.

    and plus PayPal take their fees so eBay used to be great.

    We do use Amazon SES for our transactional emails.

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  • @WebProject said:

    @yoursunny said: eBay takes a 15% cut.

    and plus PayPal take their fees so eBay used to be great.

    We do use Amazon SES for our transactional emails.

    Very cool. It's nice to get some perspective from LET members.

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  • jarjar Provider

    @Erisa said:

    @cazrz said:
    Also there's an offer topic if you want to post there and maybe apply for provider tag first.

    Why? This is clearly not an offer, its a discussion. The fact that the OP happens to have a link to a service in their signature is irrelevant. If I have a link to Hetzner in my signature does that make my discussion threads about Hetzner become offers? I doubt it.

    Spend a little time at WHT for a fun perspective. Here's my parody of WHT:

    Have you checked the offer forums? What are your requirements?

    Signature:
    6 lines describing the services we offer

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  • @jar said:

    @Erisa said:

    @cazrz said:
    Also there's an offer topic if you want to post there and maybe apply for provider tag first.

    Why? This is clearly not an offer, its a discussion. The fact that the OP happens to have a link to a service in their signature is irrelevant. If I have a link to Hetzner in my signature does that make my discussion threads about Hetzner become offers? I doubt it.

    Spend a little time at WHT for a fun perspective. Here's my parody of WHT:

    Have you checked the offer forums? What are your requirements?

    Signature:
    6 lines describing the services we offer

    There's also a post count requirement if you want to include a signature on WHT, which makes this problem worse. Somehow, WHT still seems to be alive and well

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  • @cazrz said:

    @Erisa said:

    @cazrz said:
    Also there's an offer topic if you want to post there and maybe apply for provider tag first.

    Why? This is clearly not an offer, its a discussion. The fact that the OP happens to have a link to a service in their signature is irrelevant. If I have a link to Hetzner in my signature does that make my discussion threads about Hetzner become offers? I doubt it.

    The link to his signature is his service.
    The link to your sig is not your service.

    IMHO this is a shameless plug. But its just me :smile:

    Shameless plugs are not the same as offers. This thread is fine.

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  • JioJio Member

    @cazrz said: As it seems to be indirect promotion with not so good marketing/seo strategy

    This is LET, this thread is 100% acceptable.

    The OP just needs to understand that every time they make a post multiple people will pile onto it to shit post about how they're crappy SEO shill spammers and gain a bad reputation for doing these thinly veiled no-provider-tag "non offers" and accept that

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