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Mailtrap API

During the past year we received numerous requests for an API. Today, we are proud to announce Mailtrap RESTful API! Right now it provides 3 basic endpoints: Inboxes Inbox messages (paginated, 100 emails per page) Message details (includes email source) You can get either JSON or XML by specifying extension …

Heroku Mailtrap add-on: dummy SMTP for emails testing

Good news for the development teams who run their applications on Heroku cloud application platform and need to constantly test transactional and other emails sent from your app. Railsware is proud to announce Mailtrap Heroku add-on public release. Mailtrap is in fact a dummy SMTP server that catches all your …

Lightning talks at Railsberry: Mailtrap and PivotalBooster

Mailtrap Have you ever sent emails from staging to real customer? Mailtrap – Safe email delivery testing. Simply putting http://mailtrap.io/ as the default SMTP server in your application’s configuration allows viewing all of the emails your application delivers without spamming your real customers. Easy to review email appearance as a …

Mailtrap: Save your customers from getting test emails.

We assume you’re a web developer, QA engineer, product manager, etc — somebody who’s doing internet software projects. Have you ever needed to test e-mail notifications in your web application? Today we’ll speak about common issues while testing e-mail notifications and best solutions for that issues. Common issues with manual …

How we saved on Mixpanel

How we saved $650 on Mixpanel monthly

We got acquainted with Mixpanel as a data analytics tool pretty long time ago and integrated it for few our clients. During last months we started active usage of Mixpanel integration on Railsware Labs products, like Smart Checklist add-on for JIRA or Airtable Importer, Mailtrap.io and even at railsware.com website …

Flexbox as a solution for browser reflow optimization

Flexbox as a solution for browser reflow optimization

While we’ve been developing one of our products (Mailtrap), we needed to create 2 column page layout with inner blocks stretching down to the whole height of browser window with sticky footer and header. The page layout looks like this: This layout has several nesting levels which makes it more complicated …

API with Ruby on Rails

API with Ruby on Rails: useful tricks

This article is about gotchas you should be aware of while building your API with Ruby on Rails. Controller tricks: API on Metal Sooner or later each Rails developer come to a point when he wants to build his first API. Among the first things you have to take care …

Remove QA headache while testing email delivery

Are you a QA engineer or tester? Have you ever sent emails to real users by mistake? Did you have to create additional email accounts for testing and was it difficult to trace emails from a bunch of mailboxes? If your answer is “Yes” for at least one question, this …