How To Setup Your Own Pop3/IMAP Email Server for Local Development Testing

For the past few months, I’ve been working on building an HTML5 email web client.  It’s fundamentally server based for gathering email.  That means, when I test, I need to connect my server software to both POP3 and IMAP servers.  I’ve been abusing public email services (names not mentioned) and it has made life a little difficult.  That is also not to mention that I often program away from my office which means I pay hotspot charges that can really mount up quickly. So, I spent a couple hours this morning setting up a local POP3/IMAP mail server on my windows 7 (OK, actually Windows 8 Preview but the process is the same).   Install HMailServer Download and install the latest from … Continue Reading


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