We compare the two SMTP servers in terms of convenience for testers who need to quickly and easily set up and test outbound email traffic for a web project on staging.
DebugMail setup for mailcatching and debugging outgoing email traffic
Yahoo Mail SMTP setup for email testing
Pros and cons of services
Features and functionality of services
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First, let’s look at how both services are integrated into the project.
DebugMail provides two integration methods, via snippets or credentials. Just a few simple steps and you can begin the testing process:
An example snippet for Python technology looks like this:
EMAIL_HOST = "app.debugmail.io" EMAIL_HOST_USER = "unique-project-login-in-debugmail" EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = "unique-project-password-in-debugmail" EMAIL_PORT = "25"
Host: app.debugmail.io Port: 25 or 9025 Login: login-generated-by-debugmail Pass: pass-generated-by-debugmail
Setting up DebugMail as a SMTP server takes less than 2 minutes.
Yahoo Mail provides its customers with SMTP server settings for outbound mail and similar settings for inbound mail using POP or IMAP. Here, we provide the details that you need to enter into your program’s code to integrate Yahoo Mail as an SMTP server.
To get outgoing email traffic from a web project to your Yahoo mailbox, follow these steps:
Host: mail.yahoo.com (default) Username: your full Yahoo Mail email address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) Password: special Yahoo Mail app password (key) (it’s not the password you use to log in to Yahoo Mail) Port: 465 or 587 (default) Requires SSL/TLS: Yes (if available) Authentication: Yes (choose login if multiple options available)
|DebugMail||Yahoo Mail SMTP|
|Pros||Integration in less than 2 minutes||Widely used and trusted email service provider|
|Teamwork on projects||Simple integration|
|Free plan + affordable pricing plans||Free service|
|Unlimited number of test emails per day|
|No need to manually sort test emails|
|Cons||No spam rating||Cluttering of the actual Yahoo Mailbox|
|Requires setting up email sorting rules or manually moving them|
|Limits the number of test emails per day|
Yahoo Mail SMTP offers a reliable way to test and store emails in a real mailbox. To get started, you’ll need to register and link a valid phone number. This method can be difficult if you don’t have an extra test number. Additionally, with a daily limit of up to 500 test emails, it may not meet all your requirements.
Also, I’m not particularly fond of the design and placement of tools on Yahoo Mail. To implement email sending test functionality, you need to navigate through various pages.Semen Senkevich
Backend Developer at WBT—Global
DebugMail greets users with an intuitively designed interface and a convenient workspace for managing projects. The service provides a convenient solution for organizing project-related emails in dedicated folders, keeping your actual email accounts clutter-free. It also offers an HTML mode for viewing emails. One notable feature is the ability to set up forwarding rules, which allows you to send test emails to clients for approval. In addition, you can generate short links to share with colleagues and post them in your task tracker. And most importantly, the service allows you to test an unlimited number of emails per day. This feature is really important for stress testing.
By utilizing DebugMail’s functionalities, you can optimize your test email process while avoiding the limitations of Yahoo Mail SMTP.
In general, Yahoo Mail SMTP provides a simple setup process but is inconvenient in terms of email viewing, sorting, and the number of testable emails. It’s more suitable for small manual unit tests.
DebugMail offers testers a quickly configurable tool for debugging email correctness, integrating into projects using snippets, credentials, or API. The tool is functional and useful for unit tests, automated and stress tests. If you have any questions about setting up DebugMail, please contact us.
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