Mailtrap Alternatives

    Mailtrap is described as 'fake SMTP server for development teams to test, view and share emails sent from the development and staging environments without spamming real customers' and is a Mail Server in the Online Services category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Mailtrap, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac and SaaS. The best alternative is MailHog, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Mailtrap are Ethereal Email (Free), FakeSMTP (Free, Open Source), testmail.app (Freemium) and Origami SMTP (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 1, 2021

    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
    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. 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. 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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    5. 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
      • 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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    6. 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.
      • 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.
      • 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Ruby
      • C#
      • Laravel
      • JavaScript
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • PHP
      • Java
      • Node.JS
      Create email addresses on demand. Send and receive real emails and attachments from code. Rest API and developer kits available.
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