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 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.
- Code is easily auditable.
- You can install it from npm in the terminal.
- HTML content and embedded image attachments.
- Unicode support.
- You have to create an account in order to use their email handler. Free account is limited. 200 emails in a month.
- Their JS SDK can be installed from npm.
- Pretty easy configuration.
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.