EmailJS vs NodeMailer

So you are building an app in JS and you decided to add a feature that sends an email directly from your app right? You did some googling and then you ran into these 2 separate approaches to tackle this problem. Nodemailler and Email.js. I think the question is which to choose? In this blog, I will try to explain the differences between them.

Nodemailer
  • Nodemailer is a module for Node.js applications to allow easy as cake email sending. But also it means you will have to have a backend development in addition to your frontend.
  • It is a single module with zero dependencies.
  • Platform-independence
  • Code is easily auditable.
  • You can install it from npm in the terminal.
  • HTML content and embedded image attachments.
  • Unicode support.
EmailJS
  • It allows sending an email directly from Javascript, with no backend development.
  • You have to create an account in order to use their email handler. Free account is limited. 200 emails in a month.
  • You create one or more email templates (dynamic content supported) and then trigger an email using their Javascript SDK, specifying the template, and the dynamic parameters for rendering the email.
  • Their JS SDK can be installed from npm.
  • Pretty easy configuration.

My Choice

I think that depends. If you are building a portfolio site or something simple like that, I’d suggest going with Email.js to keep things simple. And a free account will be more than enough. But for bigger applications, Nodemailler is the right choice.

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