The SMTP Simulator project has been started due to a specific demand during a customer project. We needed a solution to test native transport of Exchange Server 2013 and third party addons to Exchange in an isolated lab envrionment having no internet access at all.
While it is pretty easy to send test emails using PowerShell, we wanted to create an automated service which is capable of:
The SMTP Simulator can be used with any Message Transfer Agents (MTA), not only with Exchange. Besides testing the MTA itself, we needed to test some of the following third-party solutions:
The Visual Studio solution creates a MSI installer file. The MSI package created installs the SMTP Service itself, but not the required web application (see issue #49).
Documentation is provided by the SMTP Simulator Wiki.
The code has been published as open source at Github. Feel free to fork the solution and contribute to the code.
Report any issues or feature requests at Github.
The project still has some open ends and needs some love and attention. Open issues are part of the issue tracker at Github.
Main topics are: