Re: Send Mail With PHP From Windows

  • From: "Marlon Brandão de Sousa" <splyt.lists@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 18:55:04 -0300

I was going to suggest you to use cygwin to compile a win32 binary of
sendmail and use that ... but it seen that this solution is likely to
work well ..
Marlon

2007/10/21, Jim <jhomme1028@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Hi,
> Earlier I was asking if there is a way to use the mail functions of PHP as
> you can on UNIX. I found these instructions on php.net.
>
> As mentioned earlier, for Windows users there is a fake sendmail option. A
> bit more detailed description how to do this is:
>
> If you have a test server in use running Windows and some kind of WAMP combo
> (XXAMP, WAMP Server, etc) then you'll notice that the PHP sendmail command
> (mail()) does not work. Windows simply does not provide the sendmail
> statement ...
>
> There is a simple trick to get this to work though;
>
> 1) Download (or use the attached file) sendmail.zip from
> http://glob.com.au/sendmail/
>
> 2) Unzip this in a folder on your c: drive (preferably use a simple path,
> for example c:\wamp\sendmail -- long filenames could cause problems)
>
> 3) Edit your PHP.INI file (note: WAMP users should access their php.ini file
> from the WAMP menu). Go to the [mail function] section and modify it as
> such:
>
> [mail function]
> ; For Win32 only.
> ;SMTP =
>
> ; For Win32 only.
> ;sendmail_from =
>
> ; For Unix only.  You may supply arguments as well (default: "sendmail -t
> -i").
> sendmail_path = "C:\wamp\sendmail\sendmail.exe -t"
>
> ; Force the addition of the specified parameters to be passed as extra
> parameters
> ; to the sendmail binary. These parameters will always replace the value of
> ; the 5th parameter to mail(), even in safe mode.
> ;mail.force_extra_paramaters =
>
> .. and save the changes.
>
> 4) Open the sendmail.ini and modify the settings to:
>
> [sendmail]
>
> ; you must change mail.mydomain.com to your smtp server,
> ; or to IIS's "pickup" directory.  (generally C:\Inetpub\mailroot\Pickup)
> ; emails delivered via IIS's pickup directory cause sendmail to
> ; run quicker, but you won't get error messages back to the calling
> ; application.
>
> smtp_server=mail.yourdomain.com
>
> ; smtp port (normally 25)
>
> smtp_port=25
>
> ; the default domain for this server will be read from the registry
> ; this will be appended to email addresses when one isn't provided
> ; if you want to override the value in the registry, uncomment and modify
>
> default_domain=yourdomain.com
>
> ; log smtp errors to error.log (defaults to same directory as sendmail.exe)
> ; uncomment to enable logging
> ; error_logfile=sendmail_error.log
>
> ; create debug log as debug.log (defaults to same directory as sendmail.exe)
> ; uncomment to enable debugging
> ; debug_logfile=sendmail_debug.log
>
> ; if your smtp server requires authentication, modify the following two
> lines
>
> ;auth_username=
> ;auth_password=
>
> ; if your smtp server uses pop3 before smtp authentication, modify the
> ; following three lines
>
> pop3_server=mail.yourdomain.com
> pop3_username=you@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> pop3_password=mysecretpassword
>
> ; to force the sender to always be the following email address, uncomment
> and
> ; populate with a valid email address.  this will only affect the "MAIL
> FROM"
> ; command, it won't modify the "From: " header of the message content
>
> force_sender=you@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> ; sendmail will use your hostname and your default_domain in the ehlo/helo
> ; smtp greeting.  you can manually set the ehlo/helo name if required
>
> hostname=
>
> The optional error and debug logging is recommended when trying this the
> first time, so you have a clue what goes wrong in case it doesn't work.
> Force_sender is also optional, but recommended to avoid confusion on the
> server end.
> Obviously mail.yourdomain.com, you@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, and mysecretpassword
> should be the relevant info for your SMTP server.
> Now restart the WAMP services (mainly Apache so PHP re-reads it's config).
>
> Now you're good to go and use the PHP mail() statement as if you're a Unix
> user ...
>
> I will try these and report back. I will modify my web setup file for Apache
> if I get this working.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Jim
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