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I have an app that sends emails and I want to test it under high volumes of traffic (not because it needs to send high volumes of emails - because I'm debugging a problem that occurs rarely and is related to the sending of emails). I want to send emails from the app, but via a SMTP server local to my development PC (so I don't look like a spammer), and preferably to a local destination, so that I'm not using tons of internet traffic.

What's the best (free) way to do this (Win XP SP3)?

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closed as off topic by random Nov 29 '11 at 4:14

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Not sure why this was closed off topic as it doesn't seem to be. Anyway, here is a free email server you can run locally: – Paul Nov 29 '11 at 4:16
Thanks Paul. @Random, I'd be interested to know of a better Stack Exchange forum for this question. Reading the FAQ, it seems to fit the requirements. – rossmcm Nov 29 '11 at 4:27
I agree with Paul. I've used testmailer and it works well for me. It runs completely local -- no Internet connection required. – Ben Richards Nov 29 '11 at 4:28