Peeps’ Email Tester Utility

Peeps' Email Tester

What Is This?

This is a utility that lets you easily test and verify if your email settings are working properly.

Peeps' Email Tester
Peeps’ Email Tester

Who Wrote This App?

Dean @ The Computer Peeps wrote this.  🙂  It took about a day, much of that spent watching tutorials, reading, understanding, and practicing.  This app is written in Visual Basic using Visual Studio 2010.  It is compatible with Windows XP on up.

Why Did You Make This App?

One of the most common issues store owners encounter, is whether or not their email settings are correct.  Many of the major consignment programs have had and continue to have problems sending emails.  We frequently help store owners who have been told it’s them, it’s their settings, it’s their email provider, etc.  Basically, everything but the consignment software.

So this utility lets a store owner easily prove if their email settings work properly and if they can send email from their current location.

Also, two of the  major consignment software vendors avoided adding support for secure email servers for years.  It took one line of code to enable SSL:

Enabling SSL
Enabling SSL | Click to Enlarge

Now, the vendors might cry and moan about a variety of things – e.g. “You just copied and pasted this code!” or “You don’t know what it’s like to have to update existing code!”  This application was written from scratch, by hand — not copied and pasted.  Did I have to watch a few videos and practice a few times to grasp everything?  Yep, but guess what — I’m not a programmer who you paid $1,200 to for professional software.  I’m just a person who knows how lazy cheap programmers the consignment software vendors can be.  Their customers should know that no, it doesn’t take days or weeks to write code that can send email using SSL/TLS.  The people in a position to know this — i.e. the vendors — have a responsibility to know about these things ahead of time and to be proactive vs. ignoring things until finally, hundreds of users are affected.

How Much Does It Cost?

It’s free!  Nada, nunca, nothing.  🙂  To obtain a copy of this utility, give us a buzz @ (888) 374-5422 or send us a message through our Contact Us form.  This utility requires no installation and runs from wherever you download it to.

Notable Mentions

  • This utility utilizes SSL/TLS, when a secure port is specified.
  • This utility requires no installation – i.e. it’s portable.


I am a consignment software specialist, System Administrator for hundreds of consignment workstations across North America, and developer of Peeps' Software! I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. After 18+ years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old building or strip malls, to advocating for them when their consignment software keeps crashing. I now manage hundreds of computer systems, servers & websites for store-owners all across North America and I am the developer/programmer of Peeps' Software -- the only software written FOR consignment & resale stores specifically.

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