Setting up a test mail server

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by wildgoosed, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. wildgoosed

    wildgoosed New Member

    Hey everyone :D

    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?

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. wildgoosed

    wildgoosed New Member

    Makes sense. But I still have one more question.

    From my windows machine, I send a test email using outlook to [email protected]l.

    I don't require a MX record for that domain simply because its a local delivery for the SMTP server ?
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, that's right. :)
  5. wildgoosed

    wildgoosed New Member

    Thanks so much.

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