As every developer should do regularly, I'm currently in the process of extending, improving and upgrading my knowledge. I'm learning new frameworks (laravel, angular, vue), getting to know new versions (PHP 7), and checking which new tools became popular in the last year or two among developers.
To cut the chatter short, while learning laravel, I found this great tool called mailtrap.io, since it is using as a default mail server.
Did you ever work with emails, where you had to send like tons of emails to yourself, to see if that new method works. Or maybe you were working on a new mailer class or something like that. So you basically spammed your inbox with test emails.
Well mailtrap is a "mail server" that does only half the job of a regular mail server. It receives the email that you sent, but it doesn't actually send it away to the client, instead it keeps it. Of course you can log in to your "virtual" inbox on their site mailtrap.io and check, if your email was actually sent. But you get to keep your real inbox clean.
Of course if you're working with email design, you'll still need to use the old method, to test that email in the actual gmail inbox, or in a thunderbird on your desktop, or in whichever app, you want to make sure your emails look good.
Anyway that's it, I hope that I made someone happy by sharing this tool today.
I sure was thrilled when I found out about it :)