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MailHog Alternatives

MailHog is described as 'email testing tool inspired by MailCatcher, but easier to install' and is an app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MailHog for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Mac, Linux, Windows and SaaS. The best alternative is MailDrop, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MailHog are Postfix, Ethereal Email, FakeSMTP and Mailtrap.

MailHog alternatives are mainly Disposable Email Services but may also be Mail Servers or WebMail Providers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MailHog.
This page was last updated May 20, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Docker

MailHog is an email testing tool inspired by MailCatcher, but easier to install.

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  1. MailDrop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    MailDrop is a free throwaway e-mail address. It's temporary. It's transient. It's disposable. It's meant for those times when you don't want to give out your real address. Just give someone any e-mail address in the maildrop.

  2. Postfix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Postfix is a mail transfer agent (MTA) that routes and delivers electronic mail. It attempts to be fast, easy to administer, and secure. The software is also known by its former names VMailer and IBM Secure Mailer.

    Postfix vs MailHog opinions
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    Not a testing tool; it is a real MTA.

    Negative comment over 1 year ago
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  3. 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.

  4. FakeSMTP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    FakeSMTP is a Free Fake SMTP Server with GUI for testing emails in applications easily. It is written in Java.

  5. Mailtrap

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    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.



  6. Origami SMTP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

  7. Sendria

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Docker

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. Inbucket

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Need to test your webapps outbound emails with Mailinator but stuck behind a firewall? Want to keep the new application you are developing secret until it’s time to release it? Need to validate that emails go out as part of your integration test suite?

    Inbucket vs MailHog opinions
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    Inbucket has all the major functionalities that MailHog has, but it's still being maintained.

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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  10. MailDev

    • 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.

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