You can now use Mailgun, the email automation engine we acquired in August, directly within the Cloud Control Panel. That’s right. It’s no fuss, no muss. There’s no separate account to sign up for or manage, and all Rackspace Cloud customers receive 50,000 emails per month absolutely free. If you want to send more than that, just add your credit card in the Mailgun control panel and start sending – it’s simple. And if you have questions about Mailgun, contact your regular Rackspace support team. If we can’t help you, we’ll escalate to the Mailgun team for you, so you don’t have to worry about keeping track of two different support teams.
One of my favorite services here at Rackspace is Mailgun, a set of APIs that allow you to send email and manage mailing lists via a REST API. Coming back from a recent trip to San Antonio I decided that I would add an Objective-C interface to send email via Mailgun using my own iOS interface instead of using Apple’s `MFMailComposeViewController.` This library is now open sourced on Github and available via Cocoapods.
Summer is grinding to a close – unofficially, anyway — and another week is in the books. But here at Rackspace we’re running full steam ahead. Despite the Labor Day holiday, this week was chock full of interesting tidbits, and there’s more to come.
I am super excited to announce to the world that we’re acquiring Mailgun. Mailgun is a developer-focused mail-as-a-service company based in San Francisco. They help developers integrate email sending and receiving capabilities into websites and applications built in a cloud world. This is a huge win for Rackspace and I couldn’t be more excited to work with them.
Based in San Francisco, Mailgun is an Email Service Provider (ESP) for developers which allow them to target on innovation elsewhere. The main focus is to make developers’ lives easier and allow them to build applications more efficiently. Mailgun enables developers to tightly integrate email into their apps, giving real email mailboxes to their users, their web pages or any objects in their apps. Tight email integration enables functionality like private user mailboxes for photo uploads from cell phones, email-driven comments, discussion groups and more.