PostOffice mock SMTP/POP3 server
By Rene van Lieshout firstname.lastname@example.org
PostOffice is a mock SMTP/POP3 server to accept mails sent from your Rails application when it's running in development. The messages can be retrieved using a standard POP3 client, such as mail.app. Just connect to localhost with any username and password.
Note: Received messages are not sent to their final recipient and will remain available until deleted or when the process is quit.
sudo gem install post_office
sudo post_office [options] -v, --verbose Output more information -l, --logfile FILE Write log to FILE. Outputs to STDOUT (or /var/log/post_office.log when daemonized) by default. -s, --smtp PORT Specify SMTP port to use -p, --pop3 PORT Specify POP3 port to use -h, --help Display this screen
This starts the service and listens on the specified ports (or 25 for SMTP and 110 for POP3 by default). Configure your POP3 client with any username and password.
It's possible to start PostOffice as a daemon using post_officed:
Usage: post_officed <command> <options> -- <application options> * where <command> is one of: start start an instance of the application stop stop all instances of the application restart stop all instances and restart them afterwards reload send a SIGHUP to all instances of the application run start the application and stay on top zap set the application to a stopped state status show status (PID) of application instances * and where <options> may contain several of the following: -t, --ontop Stay on top (does not daemonize) -f, --force Force operation -n, --no_wait Do not wait for processes to stop Common options: -h, --help Show this message --version Show version
Mac OS X Startup Item
PostOffice daemon can be started on Mac OS X system startup.
sudo post_office [options] --install-osx-startup-item Installs Post Office as OS X Startup Item --remove-osx-startup-item Removes Post Office as OS X Startup Item
The Startup Item is stored in /Library/StartupItems/PostOffice
- Ability to use custom ports for SMTP and POP
- Growl notifications
- Store mail in tempfiles instead of in-memory array
Contributions are welcome! Feel free to fork and send a pull request through Github.