ZMail is open source fake email software that allows you to send fake emails, using Zmail you can send email from anybody, to anybody!

If you need to send a quick email to someone without opening your regular email program, test an email server, or perhaps play some pranks on your friends, ZMail is for you.

Installing Zmail

Zmail is available as a source code tarball in python from sourceforge website. You can download the latest version of Zmail from here.

To run the source code you need to have python and wxPython installed on your machine. While python is installed by default in Ubuntu, you need to install wxPython if you already don't have it. To install wxPython open the terminal and issue the following commands.

  • $ curl | sudo apt-key add -
Now append the following lines in /etc/apt/sources.list

# wxWidgets/wxPython repository at
    deb natty-wx main
    deb-src natty-wx main
Update the apt repositories
  •  $ sudo apt-get update
Now you are ready to install wxPython from apt repositories,
  • $ sudo apt-get install python-wxgtk2.8
To send emails install "sendmail" program
  • $ sudo apt-get sendmail
Extract the Zmail tarball and change to the Zmail directory, double click the zmail file or run ./zmail in the terminal to run Zmail.

Checkout the following tutorial on how to send emails and setup mail server to send emails.

Disclaimer: The above Program can be used for both legal and illegal purposes, please use this program only for educational purposes such as testing email servers etc only,  Neither Author of the above article nor is responsible for any illegal use of the software. Please also read the Zmail disclaimer in Help < About.