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    Question How to send email with PHP mail() on Xampp, windows 8

    Okay I am new to Xampp stuff. I am trying to send email to my email address through Xampp by using PHP mail() function.
    I tried to follow different tutorials on the internet unfortunately none of them worked. Please help me figure out how to send email.
    I am using Xampp 1.8.3 on Windows 8.
    I want to use my Yahoo account for sending mail. Please help me

    Here is my php.ini file's [mail function] part:
    Code:
    [mail function]
    ; XAMPP: Comment out this if you want to work with an SMTP Server like Mercury
     SMTP = localhost
     smtp_port = 25
    
    ; For Win32 only.
    ; http://php.net/sendmail-from
    ;sendmail_from = postmaster@localhost
    
    ; XAMPP IMPORTANT NOTE (1): If XAMPP is installed in a base directory with spaces (e.g. c:\program filesC:\xampp) fakemail and mailtodisk do not work correctly.
    ; XAMPP IMPORTANT NOTE (2): In this case please copy the sendmail or mailtodisk folder in your root folder (e.g. C:\sendmail) and use this for sendmail_path.  
    ; XAMPP: Comment out this if you want to work with fakemail for forwarding to your mailbox (sendmail.exe in the sendmail folder)
    sendmail_path = "\"C:\xampp\sendmail\sendmail.exe\" -t"
    
    ; XAMPP: Comment out this if you want to work with mailToDisk, It writes all mails in the C:\xampp\mailoutput folder
    ;sendmail_path="C:\xampp\mailtodisk\mailtodisk.exe"
    
    ; 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_parameters =
    
    ; Add X-PHP-Originating-Script: that will include uid of the script followed by the filename
    mail.add_x_header=Off
    
    ; Log all mail() calls including the full path of the script, line #, to address and headers
    ;mail.log = "C:\xampp\php\logs\php_mail.log"
    and this one is sendmail.ini
    Code:
    ; configuration for fake sendmail
    
    ; if this file doesn't exist, sendmail.exe will look for the settings in
    ; the registry, under HKLM\Software\Sendmail
    
    [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=smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    
    ; smtp port (normally 25)
    
    smtp_port=465
    
    ; SMTPS (SSL) support
    ;   auto = use SSL for port 465, otherwise try to use TLS
    ;   ssl  = alway use SSL
    ;   tls  = always use TLS
    ;   none = never try to use SSL
    
    smtp_ssl=auto
    
    ; 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=mydomain.com
    
    ; log smtp errors to error.log (defaults to same directory as sendmail.exe)
    ; uncomment to enable logging
    
    error_logfile=error.log
    
    ; create debug log as debug.log (defaults to same directory as sendmail.exe)
    ; uncomment to enable debugging
    
    ;debug_logfile=debug.log
    
    ; if your smtp server requires authentication, modify the following two lines
    
    auth_username=a****@ymail.com
    auth_password=**********
    
    ; if your smtp server uses pop3 before smtp authentication, modify the 
    ; following three lines.  do not enable unless it is required.
    
    pop3_server=
    pop3_username=
    pop3_password=
    
    ; force the sender to always be the following email address
    ; this will only affect the "MAIL FROM" command, it won't modify 
    ; the "From: " header of the message content
    
    force_sender=a****@ymail.com
    
    ; force the sender to always be the following email address
    ; this will only affect the "RCTP TO" command, it won't modify 
    ; the "To: " header of the message content
    
    force_recipient=
    
    ; 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=

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    Easiest way I've found is to use PHPMailer or SwiftMailer and make use of their built-in SMTP classes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogDog View Post
    Easiest way I've found is to use PHPMailer or SwiftMailer and make use of their built-in SMTP classes.
    Please can you make step by step tutorial

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    It also depends on your hosting company and what measures they have in place to ensure that sending out mail is not abusing the terms of service.

    So check with your hosting provider in their FAQ's on sending email via a web page and PHP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by \\.\ View Post
    It also depends on your hosting company and what measures they have in place to ensure that sending out mail is not abusing the terms of service.

    So check with your hosting provider in their FAQ's on sending email via a web page and PHP.
    There is no point of hosting provider as I m hosting it on my local machine (my personal laptop).

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