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How should I setup a email server in windows xp pro ?

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you shouldn't, you should use a server os to run a mail server – Zypher Mar 12 '10 at 18:26
But I am developing a web application in my windows XP pro and I want to develop and test email integration with the web app. How can i do it ? I am not employed in any company to use their mail server. I am just a student sitting in my home developing this small web app – Anand Mar 12 '10 at 19:36
Do you need to receive incoming mail or just send outgoing mail? – squillman Mar 12 '10 at 19:40
I need to receive and send mail – Anand Mar 12 '10 at 19:47
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I've used Xmail in the past for development testing on an XP laptop (I generally agree with the comment above - if you're running a production MTA you probably don't want to use XP)

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I'll third the suggestion above of not using XP for a production mailserver, but for development and testing purposes hmailserver is a good, free option.

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