I know this isn't a typical stackexchange question - but where else would we have a discussion like this?
Our journey with email delivery via CiviCRM has been interesting. First we were sending email blasts using our self hosted email server. Deliverability was good, but we often ended up in spam folders. Then we started using Sparkpost from Messagebird - overall it was a better experience but recently people have been reporting that they never get any emails - not even spam - which tells us that their email providers might be totally blocking our emails or our provider's IPs.
Providers like Mailchimp, etc are so successful because they work hard to make sure their emails get through to everyone. CiviCRM has a number of plugins for email providers - which ones do you use? How has your experience been? Here are a few that I found:
- Amazon Simple Email Service
- Sparkpost, Alternative Sparkpost (Most popular from what I see)
- Mandrill, Alternative Mandrill (Mailchimp Transactional)
- AirMail (supports Amazon SES, Elastic Email and Sendgrid)
There are other providers too, like PostMark & Brevo (used to be sendinblue), but as far as I know, Civi does not have support for them.