SendGrid vs MailChimp email deliverability

I am trying to set up emailing facility for a small non profit organization. We use a gmail account as our official email and all emails are sent from that sender.

I tried two services so far, SendGrid and MailChimp. I am basically looking for the followings

  • I can use place holders to use user’s name, address etc in the email template.
  • The email must be delivered. It is a group of around 300 people, and we dont want to miss anyone just because of technical glitch.

Now here is my observation after trying out these two services:

SendGrid:

  • [+] Possible to use placeholders.
  • [-] The delivery rate is extremely low. Most of the time it does not deliver to all recipients. Misses yahoo.com or other organizational domains. Even get into spam in Gmail.

MailChimp:

  • [+] Delivery is fantastic. Emails arrived in yahoo.com or any other organization domains momentarily.
  • [-] Not possible to use placeholders.

My question is:
* Why the delivery quality is different in two services given my I configured with exactly same amount of information I have.
* Is there any way to configure SendGrid to send emails from a Gmail sender and ensure no email is missed.

Really appreciate your help.

Design – DIY email service against MailChimp and friends

I have to set up newsletter registration for a website.

In the beginning I watched services like MailChimp and Send Pulse, but I'm not happy with their prices and I'm not really interested in giving up control of them and giving them access to the mailing list (both for me and for my users).

The disadvantage of not choosing such a service seems to be that they are said to be much more resilient if they are blacklisted, rate limited, or marked as spam.

The question is whether I will also follow Google's recommendations for bulk email service configurations Is it still worth going blacklisted / rate limited / labeled as spam with one of these big companies? about setting up a DIY bulk email service with Firebase cloud capabilities and SMTP?

Mandrill doesn't use an updated Mailchimp template?

I am a Python / Vue.js developer asked to access an existing website and make some changes.

One of the changes I've been asked for is to update the address that appears at the bottom of the emails sent on behalf of the website. The emails are sent with Mandrill via Mailchimp.

I've updated the email templates in Mailchimp that appear to be used on the website. When I then tried to create a new user account, an email was sent to me with the old address below.

Why is that happend? Does it take time for the changes to propagate? Didn't I update it in the right place?

Do you need professional help in validating RSS feed Mailchimp on the website?

Hello all you beautiful people

I had this in another forum, but it was suggested to postpone it. So let's go.

I need some support and may post this in the wrong forum, but now it starts.

I manage some very large websites and one of them has an RSS feed to Mailchimp function. We need to validate the feed and then make sure that it is validated when problems arise. So I need someone with RSS validation skills.
SEMrush

Obviously, this is something we would like to reward with $$. Just to push this forward, it's the RSS feed for this website that we need professional help with: https://www.glamadelaide.com.au/

I look forward to your answers and help.

Steve S.
WordPress hopeful

Need pro help with RSS Feed Mailchimp on the website

Hello all you beautiful people

I need some support and may post this in the wrong forum, but now it starts.

I manage some very large websites and one of them has an RSS feed to Mailchimp function. We need to validate the feed and then make sure that it is validated when problems arise. So I need someone with RSS validation skills.

Obviously, this is something we would like to reward with $$. Just to push this forward, it's the RSS feed for this website that we need professional help with: https://www.glamadelaide.com.au/

I look forward to your answers and help.

Steve S.
WordPress hopeful
SEMrush