Friday, 28 May 2010

Local development SMTP server

If you are writing an application or website function that sends out emails you may want to use a local SMTP that doesn't actually forward on the email. This is useful when testing bulk mail, as you wouldn't want to send out actual emails to multiple test addresses. There are many apps out there that perfrom this function. The one that I use is SMTP4dev which is available from CodePlex.

2 comments:

Bogdan Gusiev said...

We use Mailtrap web service in development and staging environment.
It is platform-independent and doesn't require you to run your own SMTP.

It offers:

* All emails in one place
* Shared access for dev team to the inbox
* Developer tools to analyze emails
* Flexible configuration

Сергей Денисов said...

Also may be use FakeSMTP for testing. Good alternative