Inbucket disposable webmail

Inbucket is an email testing application; it will accept messages for any email address and make them available to view via a web interface.

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Why Inbucket?

Need to test your webapps outbound emails with Mailinator but stuck behind a firewall? Want to keep the new application you are developing secret until it’s time to release it? Need to validate that emails go out as part of your integration test suite? Want to send a link to a coworker demonstrating an email without giving them your gmail password? Need to load test your application without melting your corporate Exchange server? Want to use production data in your test environment without the risk of test messages leaking to an end user? Need to preview emails in multiple desktop email clients? Use Inbucket!

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Inbucket is currently production quality: it is being used for real work.

There is plenty more to do:

  • Refactor the SMTP daemon into a separate library
  • Integrate an embedded database to simplify storage
  • Build a more flexible web interface with bootstrap
  • Sanitize HTML content in email before display

Please check the issues list for more details.

Latest News

Over 1 million served

06 Jun 2014

I won’t claim it’s bullet-proof… But my production instance of Inbucket recently passed 1 million emails received. This particular install is running Inbucket 1.0rc4 and has been up for nearly 3 months:

1 million screenshot

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