Is anyone aware of any? I'm specifically looking for any that are well maintained (in the Ruby community that generally means the source is availble on GitHub). Here's what I've found in my research:


MailCatcher runs a super simple SMTP server which catches any message sent to it to display in a web interface.


Sup is a console-based email client for people with a lot of email. It supports tagging, very fast full-text search, automatic contact- list management, custom code insertion via a hook system, and more. If you're the type of person who treats email as an extension of your long-term memory, Sup is for you.


  • Are you looking for a webmail app (i.e. SquirrelMail and other web-based e-mail clients) or a ruby email/smtp library (i.e. ActionMailer) or just any e-mail-related ruby apps (e.g. Sup, Mailcatcher, etc.)? Mar 27 '12 at 8:12
  • web-based. As I researched more and didn't find what I wanted, I started looking at gems, etc.
    – Patrick Klingemann
    Mar 27 '12 at 13:10
  • What's your goal here? This sounds like you are developing your own application, as such you are not a "user" as defined by this site.
    – ChrisF
    Apr 16 '12 at 9:39

Your are probably looking for something like the LamsonProject; a modern framework for writing email applications in Python, created by the prolific Zed Shaw.

I am not aware of a Ruby based equivalent. See: http://lamsonproject.org/docs/faq.html

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