Hot to Setup a Mail Server for localhost on Mac

June 16th, 2011 by Regaz

In Mac OSX Leopard Postfix Mail Server should be already installed but just to check:

which postfix

Look it give you an output…

Next you need to apply some Settings:
1. Edit the MAILSERVER=-NO- line in /etc/hostconfig. Change it to read MAILSERVER=-YES-. Save and exit the file.
2. Open up /etc/postfix/main.cf, and edit these lines to reflect your setup. These are examples from my setup; yours might be different.

  • myhostname = localhost
  • myorigin = thesmtpserveriwanttogetareply
  • mydomain = smtpserverdomainextension
  • inet_interfaces = all
  • mydestination = localhost
  • mynetworks_style = subnet
  • mynetworks = 192.168.0.0/23, 127.0.0.0/8

Save your work, and exit the file.
3. Open up /etc/postfix/master.cf, and uncomment

#smtp inet n - n - - smtpd

Now your are Done and you can test directly from Terminal your new Mail Server:

mail client@hissmtpserver.domainextension
Subject: This is only a test
Here is the place for the message's body
.

The . followed by return mean the end of message!

Check this…


Bloogger Blogger, Google Blogger, Google Google

Apache Virtual Host

Enjoy the magic ;)

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Share on Tumblr

Tags: , , , , , , ,


No Responses to “Hot to Setup a Mail Server for localhost on Mac”

  1. shalinil says:

    Its looking awesome!! I just love this great look.. Thanks for this useful information about it.

  2. Beta says:

    I want to install package on my OpenSUSE, thanks already to guide how to install.

  3. Glenys from NZ says:

    THANKYOU!!! We've been trying to figure out what on earth we WEREN'T doing for AGES!!! You are a STAR!!! I LOVE YOU!