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Email server for local PHP development on macOS

I'm doing lightweight PHP programming using the macOS-integrated PHP server.

I'm currently in the process of coding my own contact form but I'm struggling to find a working way to send test emails from my localhost (macOS).

Check out MailHog - https://github.com/mailhog/MailHog

Super! Thanks @Ryan DiMascio with the help of this article (https://www.joshstauffer.com/send-test-emails-on-a-mac-with-mailhog/) I got it running.

I didn't understand how to actually send an email with MailHog so I abandoned it. Now, I'm trying out PHPMailer https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer/. I'm required (in general) to enter my SMTP login (username, password) which makes me feel uncomfortable. Is there a secure way to store the SMTP login credentials on the live server?

I usually use mailtrap to test email sending.

+1 for mailtrap. If you're using Laravel, it's insanely easy to integrate.

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