Litmus vs Mailtrap: 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, *Mailtrap** is detailed as "Send emails from your development and staging environments without spamming real customers". Fake SMTP server for development teams to test, view and share emails sent from the development and staging environments without spamming real customers.
Litmus and Mailtrap can be categorized 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, Mailtrap provides the following key features:
- All emails in one place
- Multiple inboxes
- Shared access
"Support for tons of email clients" is the top reason why over 10 developers like Litmus, while over 7 developers mention "Debug emails in development and production" as the leading cause for choosing Mailtrap.
Avocode, Mailchimp, and Lensley are some of the popular companies that use Litmus, whereas Mailtrap is used by SupplyAI, The Participation Agency, and FAMICITY. Litmus has a broader approval, being mentioned in 27 company stacks & 4 developers stacks; compared to Mailtrap, which is listed in 20 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
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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.
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.