Today marked the deadline when all free accounts with Mandrill would become inactive. In order to continue using Mandrill it was required that users merged their accounts with Mailchip and upgraded to a paid plan.

Having a number of clients using Mandrills email delivery service this meant that a solution needed to be put in place before their emails dried up. While Mandrill offered a great service, having a paid for email service was overkill for some of my clients.

Having looked at a few of the solutions, Mailgun stood out to me as my preferred choice. Fortunately, my Laravel sites were quite easy to switch over. The whole process taking a maximum of 20 minute per website. This was down to some great documentation and userguides and Laravel’s built in Mailgun support.

While there are other choices out there for me, personally this was the solution I chose.

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