MailCatcher Alternatives

    MailCatcher is described as 'runs a super simple SMTP server which catches any message sent to it to display in a web interface. Run mailcatcher, set your favourite app to deliver to smtp://127.0.0.1:1025 instead of your default SMTP server, then check out' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MailCatcher for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based and SaaS. The best alternative is MailHog, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MailCatcher are Ethereal Email (Free), Mailtrap (Freemium), FakeSMTP (Free, Open Source) and Origami SMTP (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 21, 2020

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      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
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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. FakeSMTP is a Free Fake SMTP Server with GUI for testing emails in applications easily. It is written in Java. Configure your application to use "localhost" as your SMTP server, and all emails will be intercepted and displayed in this software.
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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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    5. Sendria (formerly MailTrap) is a SMTP server designed to run in your dev/test environment, that is designed to catch any email you or your application is sending, and display it in a web interface instead of sending to real world.
    6. 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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      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.
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      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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    7. 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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