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What is MailCatcher?

It runs a super simple SMTP server which catches any message sent to it to display in a web interface. It catches all mail and stores it for display. It shows HTML, Plain Text and Source version of messages, as applicable.
MailCatcher is a tool in the Email Testing category of a tech stack.
MailCatcher is an open source tool with 4.9K GitHub stars and 468 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to MailCatcher's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses MailCatcher?

5 companies reportedly use MailCatcher in their tech stacks, including StackShare, Customer Group, and Open Police.

4 developers on StackShare have stated that they use MailCatcher.

MailCatcher Integrations

Why developers like MailCatcher?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use MailCatcher
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MailCatcher's Features

  • Runs as a daemon in the background, optionally in foreground. Sendmail-analogue command
  • catchmail, makes using mailcatcher from PHP a lot easier
  • Keyboard navigation between messages

MailCatcher Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to MailCatcher?
It is an email testing tool for developers. You can configure your application to use MailHog for SMTP delivery. You can view messages in the web UI, or retrieve them with the JSON API.
Litmus is a testing service for web and marketing professionals. It allows people to cross-browser test their websites, and test their email newsletters across a range of email clients and spam filters.
Fake SMTP server for development teams to test, view and share emails sent from the development and staging environments without spamming real customers.
Email on Acid
Email on Acid is the most affordable, self-serve email testing platform in the world. We can help you maximize the success of your email marketing efforts by diagnosing and improving your renderability, deliverability, click-throughs and conversions.
For the best HTML e-mail delivery results, CSS should be inline. This is a huge pain and a simple newsletter becomes un-managable very quickly. This script is the solution.
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MailCatcher's Followers
6 developers follow MailCatcher to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Michal Plewka
Nurullah Özdemir
Konstantinos Triantafyllou
John Alton
Mike Crowe
Kevin Østerkilde