MailHog vs Mailtrap: What are the differences?
Developers describe MailHog as "Web and API based SMTP testing". 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. 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.
MailHog and Mailtrap can be categorized as "Email Testing" tools.
Some of the features offered by MailHog are:
- ESMTP server implementing RFC5321
- Support for SMTP AUTH (RFC4954) and PIPELINING (RFC2920)
- Web interface to view messages (plain text, HTML or source)
On the other hand, Mailtrap provides the following key features:
- All emails in one place
- Multiple inboxes
- Shared access
MailHog is an open source tool with 5.16K GitHub stars and 342 GitHub forks. Here's a link to MailHog's open source repository on GitHub.