When we first tried using the SMTP server of CityNaksha, we were happy for the functionality, but absolutely disheartened with the mail delivery! After a while, the delays were piling up to a couple of hours! It was completely unacceptable.
A couple of days and a question on StackOverflow later, Postmark came to the rescue! And well, till now, we are happy with the result. Here's a quick primer, compiled from the notes that I was jotting down, while implementing Postmark for out webapp.
We run on Java, with Struts.
- Signup on Postmark and create an account there. They have a package of 1,000 free emails to help you set things up
- There are a host of plugins you can choose from. For Java, we used Jared Holdcroft's library
- I couldn't locate a combined jar file in there, so had to put all the source files in my project, and the associated jar's in the build path of the project and the WEB-INF/lib location
- The code snippet from the test file, is quite helpful
We have been using it for a few days now, and are quite happy with the performance. The integration didn't take much time either.
Overall rating : 4/5 stars
Lets keep connecting the city.