Derek Hogue - Amphibian Design

3rd Party (Commercial)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2
  • ExpressionEngine 3
  • ExpressionEngine 4
  • ExpressionEngine 5
  • ExpressionEngine 6


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Let your site's email get sent by the pros! Escort seamlessly routes all emails generated by your site through a bevy of third-party transactional email services, all using their HTTP APIs.

Escort currently supports MailGun, Mandrill, PostageApp, Postmark, SendGrid, and SparkPost. Want extra assurance? Escort supports failover from one service to the next - activate multiple services to ensure that if one service fails for any reason, the next in line will be used to send your email. If all services fail, ExpressionEngine’s default mail setup will step-in as a last resort.

Escort is also compatible with any third-party add-on which uses ExpressionEngine’s Email class to send email - this includes popular add-ons such as Freeform, CartThrob, Expresso Store, Brilliant Retail, and Better Workflow. And yes, it supports attachments as well.

Although all of these services offer an SMTP option which you can use in ExpressionEngine without an add-on, many web servers don’t support sending SMTP email, and most of these services recommend using their HTTP APIs over using their SMTP servers.

Learn more on the official site for Escort.

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This entry was created February 27, 2013, 10:29 am.
This entry was last updated September 28, 2022, 12:00 pm.

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14 Reviews:

Frequency 01.22.20

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Works well for Mailgun and Sendgrid. Would be ideal if it had options to use Amazon SES and Mailjet.

zzz 05.19.17

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I’m using Escort in conjunction with FreeForm to send confirmation emails via MailGun. Works great!

Acstrat 09.07.16

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I had an issue relating to my particular install environment and Derek gave me amazing support and figured things out.  Plus, the add-on adds mailing features essential to an ecommerce site.

Jules6120 07.09.15

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So simple to set up. This now a default on any site we build. Creating a Mandrill Account, purchasing and installing Escort and having it all working flawlessly took about 3 minutes.

zizther 01.02.15

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A great add-on. Easy to install, setup and get the power of an SMTP service on your site.
It has become an essential for any site.

Brett Burwell 12.06.14

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Works like a charm and is super easy to get up and running with. Worth every penny.

t10digital 08.25.14

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Excellent extension and support from Derek. Makes setting up email routing to an SMTP provider a 5-minute job.

Sneed's Feed & Seed 05.14.14

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A boilerplate add-on for all of my EE installs. Routing transactional email through a 3rd party service just makes sense, and Escort makes it dead-simple to do. And just 9 bucks? fuhgeddaboudit!

Lise Holliker Dykes 08.12.13

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Hoo-rah. I can stop meddling with SMTP and notifications. Quick setup with Mandrill, and worked like a charm. Thank you thank you!

cdfwebsolutions 04.17.13

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Easy and essential!  After fruitless hours trying to get system email - including FreeForm notifications - to deliver to Gmail, Escort (+Mandrill) did the trick. Phew!

timjukes 04.16.13

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Really fantastic add-on - allowed me to get up and running in seconds. Developer was really quick to respond on a question I had, too. Thanks, Derek!

Ryan Masuga 03.11.13

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We generate a lot of email on devot:ee so we installed this add-on to make sure we were using the APIs and have the ability to failover from one service to another. Simple, affordable, well done.

Michael Rog (RogEE) 03.09.13

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I can’t count the hours I’ve spent troubleshooting system messages getting caught in clients’ spam filters, wishing there was a way to easily route EE’s transactional emails through a 3P service like Mandrill. Escort answers this need beautifully!

diarbyrag 02.28.13

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Tried to send via Mandrill and MailGun using SMTP but error after error, bought, installed and sent test email via API in minutes, excellent thanks !