Mailhog: A neat fake SMTP server

Need a fake SMTP server for testing? Chadwan Pawar of PostBox Services suggests Mailhog. It's an open source SMTP server that captures all mail and gives you a visual dashboard showing you what was received. Much fancier than /dev/null (but that can come in handy sometimes, too).

Read more about it over on PostBoxServices and here's a link to the Mailhog project on Github.



  1. We've been using mailhog for a very long time and its great. Much easier than trying to spin up something in a docker container and getting the networking to work. Mailhog just works and shows you all the headers in a UI, just like a real mailbox.


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