I’m currently in the need for a service which allows me to send an email when an event happens. Looking around there are two obvious services: sendgrid and mailgun. The issue with sendgrid is I cannot seem to get my domain verified via DNS (DigitalOcean). The issue with mailgun is they require a credit card from me - someone who expects to send maybe 1 email every 3 weeks.
For what it’s worth, I did some searching here and here was the last thread https://lobste.rs/s/bclape/email_solution_for_side_projects . Nothing really notable.
This is seriously a space to be conquered by someone. I feel like sendgrid is essentially all I need but I really can’t get it working.