"I am OUTRAGED by this explanation"

"I am OUTRAGED by this explanation"

Ghost, unlike WordPress, doesn't let you glom onto a basket of olde-Web machinery running recklessly in the background.

This article dives right into the outrage.

Why do I have to set up Mailgun?

Ghost has the ability to deliver posts as email newsletters natively. A bulk-mail provider is required to use this feature and SMTP cannot be used.

Why do I have to set up Mailgun for newsletters?
Sending bulk email to many recipients using SMTP is not supported. In order to send newsletters from Ghost you’ll need to setup Bulk Mail with Mailgun.