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I don't have a local SMTP server installed, but I heard sendmail command can do the favour for me, but seems I encountered a problem...

/usr/lib/sendmail -v foo@example.com  < /etc/hosts
foo@example.com... Connecting to [127.0.0.1] via relay...
foo@example.com... Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]
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Take a look at this guide.

Configure sendmail for SMTP relay

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You could install nullmailer. It provides most of the sendmail parameters. It needs a second mailserver to relay the e-mails. The configuration ist very easy

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try to configure sendmail to forward mails to your ISP's smtp server. Or install an smtp to your machine :>

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