Message Bus is a cloud-native application service for email and mobile messaging. The selling point is the high deliverability rate, its ability to scale according to demand and the fact that it's simple enough to be used by developers with limited time and resources. The Message Bus API makes it possible for developers to easily add messaging functionality to their websites and apps.
Mandrill, a Mailchimp add-on, announced an outage early this week. The company reported that users could send emails, but could not receive emails. Additionally, users experienced errors when using webhooks and scheduled mailings. On February 5th, the company reported that it had resolved the issue.
SendGrid, a leading cloud-based email service, has announced that the company has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program giving App Engine developers a trusted third-party and non-native option for adding transactional email management and delivery services to their applications. In addition, Google App Engine customers will have access to SendGrid APIs, real-time analytics and reporting all of which are powered by Google services infrastructure.