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I'm developing a Thunderbird extension and I would like to setup a fake POP3 account to play with. What's the easiest way to setup a local POP3 server? It doesn't need to be particularly secure/robust, as it's meant only for local testing purposes.

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Dovecot or Courier is probably your best bet.

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dovecot is great stuff. – clee Apr 14 '11 at 4:48

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