1.27 - Producing Newsletters with Buttondown



Alex Patterson


Last Updated: 6/24/2021

Justin Duke





Justin works at Stripe during the day and runs Buttondown and Spoonbill. He also has a very nice Corgi puppy and mentor aspiring technologists in partnership with Unloop. With what precious time remains, he is generally either playing video games, watching Miami sports, or writing for arcana dot computer.


  1. Why did you start working on Buttondown?
  2. What are the tools used for Buttondown? (https://www.notion.so/Running-Costs-f29729ded5494272947f656440967cbf)
    1. Mailgun
    2. Heroku
    3. Stripe
    4. Postmark
  3. Is Buttondown geared towards developers having native Markdown support?
  4. Storage
    1. Where is the contact data stored for subscribers?
    2. Where are the images stored?
  5. Tracking
    1. It was turned off by default recently what made you come to this decision?
  6. How do you test the Gmail Other Tabs?
  7. What has been the most difficult part of getting the service up and running?
  8. What does all this mean?


Purrfect Picks

These are fun picks of the week. Maybe something you bought online, a great show you are currently watching, or that last book that you thought was amazing.

Justin Duke

Alex Patterson