When developing sites on my local machine, I don’t want any emails going out to the users of the site. I’m constantly making changes and refreshing the pages as I work on the bug or enhancement.
Today I discovered Papercut. This is a super simple service to install and run on your machine. I just downloaded and ran the Papercut.Setup.exe file. Then I went into the ColdFusion administrator and set my “Mail Server” to “127.0.0.1” and clicked the box to verify the service. When I saved I received confirmation that CF could talk to the service. I ran a page that would generate an email, and it popped right up in the Papercut service and I can view it in all it’s glory.