Sending email from localhost
Now developer can test email functionality before deploying to the production or staging server in his local environment itself. Just we need to change few files in XAMPP to make it working.
You need to change two files for it, i.e. php.ini file which you will find “C:\xampp\php\php.ini” and another is sendmail.ini which can be located at “c:\xampp\sendmail\sendmail.ini”.
let see what you need to change:
1) php.ini (“C:\xampp\php\php.ini”)
open file and look for “mail function” in the file and change below values (here i am using a dummy gmail account, you need to use actual details):
SMTP=smtp.gmail.com smtp_port=25 sendmail_from = email@example.com sendmail_path = "\"C:\xampp\sendmail\sendmail.exe\" -t"
2) sendmail.ini (“c:\xampp\sendmail\sendmail.ini”)
open the file and update as below:
smtp_server=smtp.gmail.com smtp_port=25 firstname.lastname@example.org auth_password=XXXXXXX email@example.com
Before testing mail() function restart apache to make it active.
1) If It does not work try smtp port 587 instead 25.
2) My Current XAMPP version is 1.8.2
3) My PHP version is 5.4.16