Today I needed a local smtp server and I tried to connect firstly with my gmail account, but that’s not a good idea, because maybe you don’t want to commit your credentials and share them with your team.
Use Gmail SMTP Settings
If you want to use gmail server, with your credentials, here are the credentials:
Host: smtp.gmail.com Username: Your Gmail address (e.g. email@example.com) Password: Your Gmail password Port (TLS): 587 Port (SSL): 465 TLS/SSL required: true
Use Local Server
I installed MailCatcher and I discover that it’s very easy to install it and to use it.
MailCatcher runs a simple SMTP server, catch all the messages send to it and display them into a web interface.
How to use it
$ gem install mailcatcher
Go to http://127.0.0.1:1080/
Send mail through smtp://127.0.0.1:1025
Use mailcatcher –help to see the command line options. The brave can get the source from the GitHub repository.