Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login
Show HN: A local SMTP server to test and debug your app's emails (jfoucher.com)
4 points by jfoucher 22 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments



Hi everyone. I just built this over a few days because viewing test emails in gmail is slow and also because I'm afraid the recipients might get test emails (in my case suppliers of the company I work for).

I didn't want to use an external service such as mailtrap because I can't have confidential information stored outside of our control. So over a couple of days mostly I developed this SMTP server and web interface to be able to test emails fuly locally.

I know the front end code is bloated and ugly but honestly I don't really have the time to do any refactoring at this point !

Feedback is appreciated. Would you use this ?

Edited to add : Github repo is here : https://github.com/jfoucher/Mailocal


I used Mailhog to test SMTP before. It provides API to get the emails, so I can write automated tests.


Nice. I didn't come across MailHog during my research, but it looks pretty good. The API is a nice idea, but doesn't it make your tests a bit brittle ? I usually use the Symfony Profiler to do that, but something similar may not be available on your preferred stack. Anyway I'm sure there are a lot of projects like Mailocal, but we all enjoy reinventing the wheel sometimes, don't we ? :D


(not sarcasm) I also like reinventing the wheel :P




Applications are open for YC Summer 2019

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: