FakeEmail is an email server, for use in a development environment where routing email is either undesirable, or impossible to manage.
The aim of the system is to open a port, accept SMTP connections and to display a list of the emails that it has received. At no point will the emails route further on, so there is no requirement for the addresses to be valid, or to wait around waiting for the email to arrive in your inbox.
FakeEmail is installable via pip:
pip install fakeemail
FakeEmail is installed using the setup.py and depends on Twisted for it's server capabilites. Installation is as straight forward as possible:
git clone git://github.com/tomwardill/FakeEmail.git cd FakeEmail python setup.py install
If you installed fakeemail via pip, then running is simple:
fakeemail 2025 8080 0.0.0.0
This will run on SMTP port 2025, the web interface on 8080 and listen on all network interfaces. Running on port 25 is possible, but you will need to start with root privileges.
There are two options for the system:
- -s or --smtp_port : Which port to run the SMTP listener on (defaults to 2025)
- -w or --web_port : Which port to run the Web Server on (defaults to 8000)
Use these options as shown below:
fakeemail -s 1025 -w 8001
Note that to run the SMTP listener on port 25 (the standard SMTP port), you may need to start the daemon with root privileges.
The dependencies will be installed through the egg, but if you require them to be system installed, they are listed below:
- python (2.4+)
The use of srcdoc for the iframe element of displaying HTML emails will not work in any current version of Internet Explorer.