BriteVerify vs. Sinch Mailgun

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BriteVerify
Score 8.1 out of 10
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BriteVerify email verification and validation solutions ensure that an email address actually exists, checking it in real time without ever sending a message. BriteVerify's email validation API can be quickly added to anywhere users collect customer data. From web forms to landing pages, mobile devices to Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, BriteVerify instantly validates the emails businesses collect. Users can also cleanse existing email lists with the BriteVerify verification solution.N/A
Sinch Mailgun
Score 7.8 out of 10
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Mailgun is a transactional email API service which was owned and supported by Rackspace (acquired in 2012) and then spun off in 2017 as an independent and standalone entity. It is now supported by Sinch since that company's acquisition of Mailgun and Mailjet, through acquiring Pathwire.
$35
per month
Pricing
BriteVerifySinch Mailgun
Editions & Modules
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Foundation
$35
per month
Growth
$80
per month
Scale
$90
per month
Flex
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BriteVerifySinch Mailgun
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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BriteVerifySinch Mailgun
Small Businesses
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Score 7.8 out of 10
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Score 7.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Sinch Mailgun
Sinch Mailgun
Score 7.8 out of 10
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Score 7.8 out of 10
Enterprises

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User Ratings
BriteVerifySinch Mailgun
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(32 ratings)
9.3
(25 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.4
(9 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BriteVerifySinch Mailgun
Likelihood to Recommend
Validity
BriteVerify does a great job preventing disposable and junk leads from coming into Salesforce which saves sales reps time. I like the fact that you can see on the layout if an email is good or not. I don't believe this is a downfall on BriteVerify but I wish Accept All emails would still return valid or not valid so you could see if someone is still with the company or not.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
Mailgun's pay-as-you-go pricing structure is fantastic, especially if you don't need to send that much email. The pricing, including the free tier, is much more generous than what you can get with some pricier providers, like SendGrid. I mainly just use Mailgun as an SMTP server for web services, and the service has been set-up-and-forget, which is great because I never even have to log onto the Mailgun website and do any work. Mailing list support also looks great for rolling-your-own and not relying on more expensive mailing list services.
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Pros
Validity
  • It is a quick API call effort that is easy to implement with only 4 responses.
  • There is the ability to upload a list and API calls, so that makes it easy to use.
  • Easy to download the list of Invalids in multiple file formats.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
  • Its SMTP is very easy to use and it integrates easy with all CMS and frameworks.
  • It allows you to have a record of the incoming/outgoing emails and get useful statistics about them.
  • Thanks to their 5000 free emails per month, it is a very good option to startups and small companies.
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Cons
Validity
  • Occasionally, we'll need to test like 1 or 2 records and instead of importing a list of 2 records, it would be nice to have a landing page to enter 1 address and run it to get on-screen messaging on results.
  • It would be nice to see ECOA (email change of address) data on the report too for invalid email addresses.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
  • No built-in templating features (This was a bit sad after coming from Mandrill which excelled at this)
  • Dashboard UI (although easy to use) is a bit dated in appearance
  • Logs are cumbersome compared to Mandrill
  • Setting up TLD (top level domain) names (things like .online or .church) that are not common require an email to tech support (this is annoying)
  • Sometimes can be slow in delivery
  • Shared IP addresses can be SPAM filtered or delayed (requires an email to support to have a new one assigned - Note: this can be mitigated by buying a dedicated one for a monthly fee)
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Usability
Validity
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
It could be more up-to-date and could offer some extra features that other competitors do like templating and better querying and filtering. As it is right now most things are easy to use but seem rather barebones next to Mandrill. The API is easy to implement thanks to the great documentation which is why I recommend Mailgun so often.
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Reliability and Availability
Validity
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
There have been a few minor outages through the years, but nothing more than a few minutes. These small outages are to be expected in any kind of a SaaS product, but Mailgun handles them very well. We designed our software to just retry sending after a while if there is an outage. As far as I know, we have never had to do more than a few retry cycles. This is all automated on our end, so we rarely even notice. Our customers have never noticed any mail sending outages.
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Performance
Validity
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
The API and the deliverability of emails is excellent. Their API is very responsive and performs perfectly fine. I have no complaints there. Their management interface though (accessed through the web) is pretty slow though. Searching through lists of emails when I'm tracking down a problem for a customer can take 10+ seconds which is annoyingly high for a modern web app.
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Support Rating
Validity
Prompt response from the support team helped resolve an administrative matter. Only one such experience indicates to me that they are highly responsive to customer needs.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
You can't seem to get ANY support until you shell out hundreds of dollars per month. I even did this when we could not deliver mail with Mailgun, and the response was slow and inadequate. Nor would they refund my money. I'll never be a customer of Mailgun again.
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Alternatives Considered
Validity
I've used a few in the past that weren't on the list to be mentioned in addition to NeverBounce. FreshAddress is a tool I use the 2nd most after BriteVerify. I have evaluated Webbula to and they have a unique offering.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
MailGun is more expensive than SparkPost and about the same price-wise as SendGrid. MailGun had a notably easy set-up process, since they are the first SMTP service we signed up with, and their support has been very helpful in identifying deliverability issues, providing documentation on IP reputation management, and recommending best sending practices.
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Scalability
Validity
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
Over the past six years, Mailgun has scaled with our growth very easily. We haven't had to make any code changes to handle our larger volume today, and their pricing has scaled naturally with our growth. As far as I know, there is nothing we will need to do in order to grow 10-fold. Mailgun just handles the load really well.
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Return on Investment
Validity
  • It has provided a very good return on investment when it comes to improvements in email deliverability and limiting spam complaints.
  • It has allowed us to meet our objectives by removing contacts who are invalid and suspicious contacts (i.e. signed up for our service and provided a fake email address).
  • It has allowed us to improve our overall bounce rates and delivery rates across our bulk mail sending to prospective customers.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
  • By not investing in our mail server, we have saved huge amount of money and time. For configuration and installation of an email server on Linux-based server, we would have to hire a network administrator.
  • If email delivery is an issue in a hosting provider, another solution is to switch the hosting. Fortunately with Mailgun, we didn't need to try different hosts and experiment which one works best for emails. We can stick to our existing web hosting provider and would not need to change it just for the sake of improving email deliverability.
  • The pricing of Mailgun is very cheap and straightforward. First 10K emails are free every month and that's a big advantage for our organization because our volume of emails is rarely more than 10K per month.
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