Disabling Email in Test Environments

In test environments, disabling email will prevent the test instance from sending email updates to your users.

Your production instance is typically set up to both send email notifications (SMTP) and access an email account (Email Monitor) or server (Advanced Incoming Email). For your test instances, we strongly recommend changing these settings; otherwise, you may find that the new test instance generates email notifications that look like they're coming from your production instance. This can be very confusing to end users, and might end up unnecessarily burdening your email servers.

To make this problem less painful:

Note that if you have customized email templates, they are not overwritten during an upgrade. We recommend testing them after an upgrade to ensure your customizations have been maintained.