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I am making a forum website with email notifications. I need to test these email notifications locally. Ive only ever used MAMP so I dont have much experience setting up dev environments.

What's the easiest way to test Drupal's email notifications locally? Can the Acquia stack do this?

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You can log the emails, which also brings some sanity to your inbox. Of cause there is a module for that (or two):

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Thats a nice way round. Ideally id prefere emails to be sent but yourse is a close 2nd choice. Thanks – Evans Feb 14 '12 at 15:52
    
drupal.org/project/reroute_email is another module that will send the emails to a configured address rather than logging them. – gapple Feb 15 '12 at 0:21

Try out Antix. It's easy to set up and works well to test out on a local Drupal install.

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