Update – October 18th 2014:
The wonderful Chris Fidao noted in the comments that if you’re not using Laravel Homestead and are using a different box, you may need to install the
build-essential package too. You can do that with:
sudo apt-get install build-essential
After that’s installed the instructions below should be fine.
If you’re looking to debug outbound email easily, then mailcatcher will be a life saver for you. It’ll give you a nice interface to view outbound emails:
To install it, ssh to your box and follow these steps:
sudo apt-get install ruby-dev libsqlite3-dev
Once that’s installed, you can install the gem with this command:
sudo gem install mailcatcher
After mailcatcher is installed, you can run the program with:
mailcatcher --http-ip 0.0.0.0
If you’ve using Vagrant then you’ll need to forward port 1080 from the guest to the host machine as well.