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MailCatcher vs Mailtrap: What are the differences?

Developers describe MailCatcher 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. 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.

MailCatcher and Mailtrap belong to "Email Testing" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by MailCatcher are:

  • 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

On the other hand, Mailtrap provides the following key features:

  • All emails in one place
  • Multiple inboxes
  • Shared access

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 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.

    What is Mailtrap?

    Fake SMTP server for development teams to test, view and share emails sent from the development and staging environments without spamming real customers.

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