I am trying to determine how I can setup a smtp host in my development environment in my home office to test email in my .net programs.
I know enough about smtp servers and exchange to be dangerous, which basically means, I don't know hardly anything.
I'm running XP Professional x64 and have Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 installed with SQL Server Management Studio Express 2005. I develop web apps, web services, windows services etc.
All the programs I write use code to send auto-generated emails thru the applications. I'd like to be able to effectively test the email relay in my development environment, but I'm not sure how I setup the host or get a host that I can relay the emails thru the applications to my personal email thru my ISP or yahoo, aol or even my work email.
Can anyone help?
Thanks in advance for any help.