There are many email testing tools and they can be hard to choose from. Mailinator is one tool that offers disposable email accounts. In this post we will examine Mailinator and demonstrate the features and the alternatives.

What is Mailinator?

A paid online service for generating public email accounts that can accept and display emails sent to mailinator email accounts.


  • Free functionality for many use cases
  • Well known


  • Email accounts are public
  • Anyone can read the emails
  • No API
  • Basic functionality only

Alternatives to Mailinator

MailSlurp is a free alternative to Mailinator that has many more features plus a developer email API.


  • Webhooks, SDK libraries, REST API, modern dashboard
  • All the same features plus more

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