ActionMailer or alternatives in Rails 2.X

I am developing in Rails 2.X (I forget the latest release!)

Anyway. I need to incorporate email capability to my app. Is
actionmailer the way to go or is there a plugin that is better. It
seems quite easy and straightforward. I have already created some
simple functionality with actionmailer.

Another question...

Everything seems to work fine but no emails are actually sent from
development mode... How can I get it to actually send the emails? I
just want to see that it is working right. Do I need to install a
smpt server? Using Webrick.

I would hate to have to wait for deployment to get it actually
running... check that it works...

Thanks!

Shawn

Everything seems to work fine but no emails are actually sent from
development mode... How can I get it to actually send the emails? I
just want to see that it is working right. Do I need to install a
smpt server? Using Webrick.

You'll need to point it at an smtp server for emails to actually get
sent, or install sendmail and configure your app to use that

Fred

Is that done just in environment.rb?