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MailPoet and WordPress Newsletter Plugins vs Mailchimp and Drip in 2020

There are many options when it comes to sending out email newsletters for your WordPress site. You can choose from dozens of plugins or dedicated services like Mailchimp or Drip.…

Matt Shaw

May 6, 2020

The State of HTML Email in WordPress

One question that I’ve been asked a few times while working on WP Offload SES is how it handles HTML email. By default, WordPress sends out all email as plain…

Matt Shaw

Oct 22, 2019

Why Most WordPress Email Plugins Suck

If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you might have seen our post comparing Amazon SES, Mailgun, and SendGrid. In that post, we compared the different transactional email…

Matt Shaw

Aug 27, 2019

SES vs Mailgun vs SendGrid: An Honest Look at WordPress Transactional Email Options

It’s no secret that we love Amazon SES – we released a plugin that specifically helps you set it up on your WordPress site. But it’s also worth looking at…

Matt Shaw

Apr 16, 2019

How We Built an Email Queue that Can Send 100 Emails Per Second Through Amazon SES

It’s no secret that I’ve been plugging away at WP Offload SES, a new plugin that we’re hoping to launch soon that will make it easier to send your site…

Matt Shaw

Oct 16, 2018

How Spam Filtering Works: From SPF to DKIM to Blacklists

Have you ever wondered why it’s so often recommended to use a dedicated email service like Amazon SES, Mailgun, or other email services? Maybe you’d rather set up your own…

Matt Shaw

Sep 4, 2018

Exploring Email Tracking with Amazon SES and CloudWatch

Every WordPress site sends emails (like notifications for comments, updates, and new users), but there’s no tracking for them. This makes it hard to know if your emails are getting…

Matt Shaw

Jun 6, 2018