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Litmus vs MailCatcher: What are the differences?

Developers describe Litmus as "Email Testing and Email Marketing Analytics *". 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. On the other hand, *MailCatcher** is detailed as "An email testing tool". 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.

Litmus and MailCatcher can be primarily classified as "Email Testing" tools.

Some of the features offered by Litmus are:

  • You send us a copy of your email design, either by uploading the HTML or sending us a test email. Within a couple of minutes you'll see screenshots of your email as it's rendered by all the different email clients. Made a change? One click starts a re-test.
  • PREVIEW IN REAL EMAIL CLIENTS- Litmus shows you screenshots of your email newsletter as it looks across all major email clients.
  • CHECK ON MOBILE DEVICES- See your email on the most popular mobile devices. Litmus even lets you realistically scroll your email on the device.

On the other hand, MailCatcher provides the following key 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 is an open source tool with 4.74K GitHub stars and 457 GitHub forks. Here's a link to MailCatcher's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Litmus?

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.

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.
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        Review ofLitmusLitmus

        Used Litmus at my previous employer and found it to be easy to use, with a great selection of email clients, and plain text. Even pretty old clients that I didn't think were around anymore! The display vs what I saw in the actual client was usually pretty accurate. Occasional differences, and can take a while to run all the tests. But, with so many clients, it's understandable.

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        Ujjwal Bhujel uses LitmusLitmus

        Changed the way how we to the email marketing and with its tools and it has become so much easier to QA and test eDMS across different email clients.

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        Intervals uses LitmusLitmus

        Email testing

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