Not happy with the way Mandrill now force users to have a MailChimp account. Might not have minded if the payment structure was reasonable. So this plugin - once really useful - is no longer worthwhile.
But... if you don't mind the account / payment structure, it does work very well.
It is disappointing so see Mandrill would not longer be free. You'll need to have "paid" account with MailChimp to use Mandrill.
I need to send less than 100 emails per month and now mailchimp would charge me $9.95/month for this.
I would now have to look for other solutions because its just too expensive.
My team was having a bit of a problem with our cloud-based managed WordPress solution (I don't want to put them on blast, but please note that this is an issue with 'floating IP' container based solutions) - many emails were incorrectly marked as spam.
With a bit of configuration in our DNS settings (probably the most difficult issue, and not Mandrill's or our managed hosting's provider's problem) - with a drop in of the API key we were back in business.
Thanks to the MailChimp and Mandrill teams.
I was not getting Woocommerce emails so decided to try Mandrill, with this plugin.
Easy to set up, and it fixed my problem. Very happy. Thanks!
Mandrill is clumsy, buggy, complicated and the UI is so lousy!
Spent 30 minutes with an overly complicated signup only to find out it doesn't work. Poorly designed software!
Was very quick to set this plugin up and no problems at all so far. Mandrill itself took a little longer to understand especially the DNS settings. But was pretty well explained on the site. Sorted a complex mail issue I had very well. Thanks
Limited to a very basic minimum: send the plain WP email notification.
Should be further developed to enable to use:
-Custom or Dynamic Content
-Different template for different kind of messages, from different senders, etc.
No support from Mandrill and obviously no willingness to develop the plugin further.
Looking for better alternatives to Mandrill.
Thanks for it and for the free service.
Rich security and templating features that allow you to have a dedicated email provider for your wordpress site. Flexible and robust, winning!
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