You can send mail from localhost with sendmail package , sendmail package is inbuild in XAMPP. So if you are using XAMPP then you can easily send mail from localhost.
for example you can configure
c:\xampp\sendmail\sendmail.ini for gmail to send mail.
extension=php_openssl.dll and remove the semicolon from the beginning of that line to make SSL working for gmail for localhost.
in php.ini file find
[mail function] and change
I know this is elsewhere on the site but for some reason the answers I’ve found on here still haven’t helped I still can’t get it to work after trying different things all day. My goal was to have a confirmation code sent to the email that the user enters. I only know a small amount of PHP and followed a tutorial for the login/registration system but I’m fairly sure the php is working fine and the problem lies in my sendmail.ini and php.ini. Here is my sendmail.ini
; 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.gmail.com ; smtp port (normally 25) smtp_port=587 ; 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= email@example.com auth_password= mygmailpass ; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ; 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=
And my the parts I’ve edited in my php.ini
extension=php_openssl.dll [mail function] ; XAMPP: Comment out this if you want to work with an SMTP Server like Mercury SMTP =smtp.gmail.com smtp_port =587 ; For Win32 only. ; http://php.net/sendmail-from sendmail_from = email@example.com sendmail_path = "\"C:\xampp\sendmail\sendmail.exe\" -t" ;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 =
Now you have done!! create php file with mail function and send mail from localhost.
PS: don’t forgot to replace my-gmail-id and my-gmail-password in above code. Also, don’t forget to remove duplicate keys if you copied settings from above. For example comment following line if there is another sendmail_path : sendmail_path=”C:\xampp\mailtodisk\mailtodisk.exe” in the php.ini file
Also remember to restart the server using the XAMMP control panel so the changes take effect.
Thanks for ready , enjoy your programming..