Why does Jamroom use Mailgun for Email Delivery?
Jamroom Hosting uses Mailgun for email delivery for the following reasons:
- Most sites can stay on the free plan and never have to pay
- Email sent through Mailgun has a MUCH higher successful delivery rate than trying to send email directly from your server. Most large email providers (such as Gmail, live.com and especially Yahoo and Hotmail) will NOT accept email from small VPS and dedicated servers, as these are often uses by spammers who "spin up" a new server, send out millions of emails, then shut it down. This means A LOT of IP addresses at hosting providers have been blacklisted. For reliable email delivery it is best to send through a delivery service that has a relationship with email providers.
- Mailgun provides an API that we can utilize in Jamroom to give you A LOT of power over email such as email parsing, spam blocking, bounce handling, etc.