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I'm trying to figure out how to pipe an email to my local machine. My setup is OS X 10.6 with MAMP. I need to be able to send something to xyz@dev.mydomain.com which my computer would respond to.

Any ideas? I know OS X comes preinstalled with Postfix but not sure how to use/configure it.

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Pipe an email to your local machine to do....? Are you going to mail it a command like dir and it would respond with some output? This sounds like more of a programming question than a server question, if that is the case. –  Aaron Sep 16 '11 at 20:20
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I don't know about OSX, but on Linux, for email to work , sendmail needs to be enabled and then configured to "at least" allow email from localhost. Its locked down on permissions completely by default.

I usually enable sendmail to accept mail from local only so that my crontab scripts are able to send emails for system alerts.

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