FakeSMTP Alternatives

    FakeSMTP is described as 'Free Fake SMTP Server with GUI for testing emails in applications easily. It is written in Java' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to FakeSMTP for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and SaaS. The best alternative is MailHog, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FakeSMTP are Papercut (Free, Open Source), Ethereal Email (Free), Mailtrap (Freemium) and Origami SMTP (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2020

    1. MailHog is an email testing tool inspired by MailCatcher, but easier to install. - Configure your application to use MailHog for SMTP delivery - View emails in the web UI, or through JSON API - Release messages to real SMTP servers for delivery
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Papercut is a simplified SMTP server designed to only receive messages (not to send them on) with a GUI on top of it allowing you to see the messages it receives.
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      Almost everyone thinks Papercut is a great alternative to FakeSMTP.
      Should be rated a lot higher. Excellent free alternative to Mailtrap
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Windows native app with helpful message rendering.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      jensv Very good GUI on windows with a lot of configuration options and viewable headers etc.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    2. Ethereal is a fake SMTP service, mostly aimed at Nodemailer users (but not limited to). It's a completely free anti-transactional email service where messages never get delivered.
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    3. Mailtrap is a fake SMTP server for development teams to test, view and share emails sent from the development and staging environments without spamming real customers.
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    4. Origami SMTP was created with the idea to have a fake email server for testing purposes that supported TLS. This is because the code the developer was working on at the time had several hard coded values enforcing TLS so most other solutions would not work.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • JavaFX
      • Java
      LunaticSMTP is a dummy SMTP server with desktop GUI for testing email sending applications. To use it, start LunaticSMTP and configure your application to use 'localhost' as it's SMTP server. Now it will catch messages sent to it and allow you to view them.
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    5. QA tool for automating end-to-end email tests. Get unlimited private email addresses and inboxes for testing new user signups, transactional emails and drip campaigns, deliverability and spam scores, etc. Integrates with your CI/CD workflow. Includes spam testing.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      • Docker
      MailDev is a simple way to test your project's generated emails during development with an easy to use web interface that runs on your machine built on top of Node.js.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Dummy SMTP server that sits in the system tray and does not deliver the received messages. The received messages can be quickly viewed, saved and the source/structure inspected. Useful for testing/debugging software that generates email.
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    6. Email Testing for QA & Development Teams. Catch every email your product sends, analyze it's contents, follow links and test deliverability all via the Mailosaur API.
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