Using Rackspace email and mailgun for sending out email

Posted August 17, 2017 4.6k views

I noticed that you only providing hosting for web apps, so I’m looking at my options for email.

I’m looking to use rackspace for my email in terms of getting and sending mail from a imap or webmail and using mailgun for the application itself.

my question is, do I have to do anything special on the dns side for this? I usually do the shared hosting route which took care of all this so I’m sorta new on this space.

would I need mailgun at all? I know someone mentioned godaddy had a hard 250 limit so I wanted to void that so I don’t know if rackspace will have such a limit as well.


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With Mailgun, you’ll need to make a few changes to your DNS records - specifically, you’ll need to add a TXT record and probably a couple CNAMES. The actual record changes you need to make will be given to you in your Mailgun account, and it’s pretty simple to set these up through the Digital Ocean DNS dashboard.

I haven’t used Rackspace before, but I am assuming you’re looking at their managed email service. I scanned through their site and it looks like a pretty good out of the box solution, meaning you’d still need something like Mailgun for application emails. It looks like Rackspace is just simple webmail, but you might want to contact them to see if they offer webhooks or anything that you can call from your app. It would be cool if they did, but I’m not seeing anything on the site about it.

I would recommend using Zoho Mail.

If your using/building wordpress websites, use a WP-SMTP plugin to send mail via your email account at Zoho.

Works flawlessly for me and my clients.