sendmail dummy for testing written in PHP

1.0.0 2019-01-07 22:43 UTC

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sendmail dummy for testing written in PHP

PHP based 'sendmail' dummy for writing emails to a directory for testing.

  • Predictable and configurable file-naming
  • Configurable output directory and file extension


Currently, installing involves either creating the phar archive from the repo, or running it directly from the repo.

Dependencies must be downloaded and installed with composer - to do so:

composer install

This depends on how composer is installed, if that fails please ensure composer is installed and review composer's documentation at: https://getcomposer.org/doc/00-intro.md

To create the phar archive, after cloning, use clue/phar-composer and run phar-composer build to create php-dummy-sendmail.phar. Once created, optionally move it to /usr/local/bin or configure sendmail with php path/to/php-dummy-sendmail.phar.

mv php-dummy-sendmail.phar /usr/local/bin/php-sendmail

clue/phar-composer will automatically set execute permissions. you may need to run this with sudo

To run directly without creating a phar archive, the main project file sendmail, is an executable file in bash and can be run with:

php sendmail

In Windows php-dummy-sendmail can be run with:

php sendmail

Configure php.ini

Change the sendmail configuration in php.ini:

sendmail = /usr/local/bin/php-sendmail --directory /path/to/output-dir


php-sendmail [--directory[="..."]] [--timestamp[="..."]] [--increment-file[="..."]] [--input-file[="..."]] [--file-extension[="..."]] [--print] [to]

Example: php-sendmail user@example.com --directory /path/to/output/dir --timestamp "Y-m-d H:i:s:u" --file-extension txt

php-sendmail reads from STDIN by default, so the above example run on the command line would block.

Command-line Options

--directory - specifies the default directory to read/write to (useful if not the current dir)

--timestamp - PHP date() timestamp format (with 'u' support), used to format the output file name. Defaults to 'Y-m-d H:i:s:u'

--increment-file - Specifies a file to save an index number for auto-increment functionality. File names are numbered with this option set.

--file-extension - Sets the file extension to use for saved files.

--input-file - Specify an input file (useful for debugging)

--print - Simply prints the output