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OR you could run your own
Authored by: mbanks on Mar 21, '02 03:52:35PM

You'll find it elsewhere on this site, but you can run your own smtp server on your OSX box. The link on this tip ( is outdated, but the new link is:

It's probably the first thing I do to customize a new OSX box that I'll be using. There are only two problems:
1) as you change IP's, you'll have to either a) reboot or b) (much nicer) do a kill -HUP on the PID of sendmail. (If you don't know how to do that, you might be better off just rebooting.)
2) it seems that 10.1.3 tends to change some permissions on boot up. So, the chmod and chown lines listed in the script can be added to the sendmail startup script to fix that. (At the beginning of the script)

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