# Send mail in development environment

Just realized that in web.config you can specify a directory to “send” mail to instead of using a smtp-server, pretty neat. Just change to the following where you specify the smtp settings and you won’t have any troubles with smtp-servers. Just don’t forget to change this when you really need to send a mail.

<system.net>
<mailSettings>
<smtp deliveryMethod="SpecifiedPickupDirectory">
<specifiedPickupDirectory
pickupDirectoryLocation="c:\directory\to\emails\" />
</smtp>
</mailSettings>
</system.net>


## 9 thoughts on “Send mail in development environment”

1. Erik Nordin Post author

I guess you can use it when sending test-mail by, but not if you want to send it to using the real EPiMail-functionally cause those are sent from EPiServers own servers.

2. Morten

Another convenient option is to use smtp4dev available at codeplex
Then you get a nice little systray application that pops up whenever you send an email from your local server, just specify localhost as your smtp server in web.config.