Communote sends mails in different situations like when new users are invited or notifications are sent. Therefore, an SMTP server needs to be configured even in a development environment. You could install a local SMTP server but this might be to cumbersome for developing a plugin.
Starting with Communote version 3.5 there is an alternative which allows storing the mails in the filesystem or using a
catch-all address (e.g. from a public ESP) for all outgoing mails. To configure one of these variants you’ll have to
create a Java properties file named
development.properties in the Communote configuration directory. This is the same
directory which also contains the
startup.properties file. In this file the property
mailout.mode defines how mails
should be sent. The following modes are supported:
FILESYSTEM: don’t send any mails but store them as files in the subdirectory
DevMimeMessageStoreof Communote’s data directory
CATCH_ALL: send all mails via SMTP to a configurable catch-all address instead of the destined recipient. The catch-all address can be configured in the same file with the property
mailout.catchall.address. The original recipient will be stored in one of the mail headers
Communote-Original-Ccdepending on whether it was found in the To, Bcc or Cc field.
SMTP: send all mails via SMTP. This behaves exactly as if the
development.propertiesdoesn’t exist or is empty.
- Any other value is ignored and
As an example the
development.properties for redirecting all mails to communote_dev@localhost would look like this:
mailout.mode = CATCH_ALL mailout.catchall.address = communote_dev@localhost
After creating or modifying the
development.properties file, Communote has to be restarted.