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    I have an xp box im running apache on, and im having no luck finding any dosumentation or threads with tips on how to get the mail features to work. Must I install IIs and SMTP to get mail working? Any tips, suggestion, or pointing in the right direction is highly HIGHLY appreciated

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    Yes, you need to install a mail server on your server and you need to configure PHP to use this server.
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    • #3
      No, you don't have to install a mail server (assuming this is a dev server). Just use your ISPs or your website's mail server. You need to edit these lines in your php.ini and restart Apache:

      [mail function]
      ; For Win32 only.
      SMTP = mail.yourdomain.com

      ; For Win32 only.
      sendmail_from = [email protected]

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      • #4
        Originally posted by seanf
        No, you don't have to install a mail server (assuming this is a dev server). Just use your ISPs or your website's mail server. You need to edit these lines in your php.ini and restart Apache:

        [mail function]
        ; For Win32 only.
        SMTP = mail.yourdomain.com

        ; For Win32 only.
        sendmail_from = [email protected]

        Sean
        thanks guys! anyone have a free smtp server they'd reccomend for me?

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        • #5
          Note, the only way this will work is if that mailserver allows unauthenticated mail requests from your server.
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          • #6
            Do as Steve said, install IIS with Frontpage Server Extensions, SMTP Server, STOP Default Web Site, and leave SMTP running.
            Next go read THIS thread.
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            • #7
              I got the server to work. Outlook has no problems connecting and logging into it's incoming and outgoing. When I first got it setup there was no problem sending and receiving mail, but for some reason NOW I am not getting the test e-mails that I send out or in.Outlook doesn't give any error messages though. The last e-mails that I sent, I could only REPLY to an e-mail that I already got before, but I couldn't send NEW (again, outlook has no problems with it)
              I have a dynamic DNS server from my ISP.

              Note: I have no problems sending and receiving e-mails from [email protected] to [email protected]
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