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Old 10th July 2007, 21:41
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Question Setting up a test mail server

Hey everyone

We are currently running qmail as our MTA, however I would like to switch over to postfix. I'm finding qmail too complicated :/

First tho, I would like to setup a test mail server so that I can confidently set one up and then do my migration to the new server.

My question is whats the best way to go about doing this?

I have a machine I can use as a test mail server, and I was going to use independent.local as a test domain to setup mail for, But with no local dns server hosting independent.local and thus no MX record how will this work?

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You can add independent.local to the hosts file of the client systems that you want to use for testing: http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/sho...24&postcount=3
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Old 11th July 2007, 18:56
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Makes sense. But I still have one more question.

From my windows machine, I send a test email using outlook to user@independent.local.

I don't require a MX record for that domain simply because its a local delivery for the SMTP server ?
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I don't require a MX record for that domain simply because its a local delivery for the SMTP server ?
Yes, that's right.
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