Dropping Support for Mandrill
Notice to Inbound Now Subscribers
Inbound Now will be dropping support for Mandrill Transactional Email Service.
When we first started working with Mandrill the service provided a free quota of email sends to every new user. This allowed customers to quickly get started using our WordPress email features with no additional startup costs. Mandrill was going to help our users ditch their autoresponders, manage their email campaigns in-house, and ultimately save money.
Shortly after we began development the company Mandrill was absorbed by their parent company MailChimp and MailChimp decided the service would only be provided to paying MailChimp customers at an additional expense. This move by Mandrill decreased the value of Inbound Now’s service by passing on additional costs to our users. We needed an alternative and quickly found one in SparkPost, who was able to provide users with 100K free emails a month.
In order to reduce development responsibilities and to provide a better overall experience we decided to phase Mandrill support out of our premium feature set and continue to focus on SparkPost service support.
Thank you for paying attention! If you have any feedback on this topic please consider responding here on our support forums.