Mandrill – by Mailchimp

I have used Mailchimp for a long time for email subscription management and sending periodical emails but I had for some time considered SendGrid the best solution to my need of a good SMTP service but now that MailChimp has released Mandrill I think the comparison is compelling for Mandrill.

The 12K free emails a month with all features makes it very compelling for a start-up and having a lot of the power behind MailChimp such as email templates either composed within Mandrill or imported from Mailchimp are handy features if you are a user of MailChimp.

It will be interesting to see how easy the API is to work with.