Receiving emails from Email Alert API in integration and staging
In integration and staging Email Alert API defaults to sending emails to a single test address: email@example.com. This is used to simulate a successful email sending.
You can however override this for specific email addresses for testing purposes. There are two steps to this:
- Invite yourself as a team member to the Notify team for the appropriate
environment. You can log into Notify with the courtesy-copies account
which is stored in govuk-secrets under
- Add your email address to the override whitelist. This is set as an
environment variable via govuk-puppet. It is configured via hieradata
under the key of
Once these changes have been deployed and the environment variable
EMAIL_ADDRESS_OVERRIDE_WHITELIST is populated with your address you can test
that you can receive emails by running the
deliver:to_test_email[firstname.lastname@example.org] rake task.