Articles by Jon Prall

Jon Prall is the VP of Operations at SendGrid. He is a veteran internet entrepreneur and executive with more than 20 years of management and leadership success behind him.

SendGrid Releases Distributed Inbound Email Processing


One of SendGrid’s core values is getting email to its destination quickly and reliably. Customers also value the ability to get us the email they want delivered, quickly. Very quickly. We have some individual customers sending thousands of messages per second. Faster Email Sending SMTP is a great protocol but it is chatty.  It takes many instructions and commands between servers before starting to send the body of an email.  Each of these steps will have to wait for the other server to respond before continuing. It takes roughly 70-90ms round trip for data going from coast to coast. For a simple SMTP transaction, that can add half a second just to the beginning portion of the conversation. A simplified Read More ›