How Can I use an external SMTP server to send my mail?
I am running a PHPnuke site from a Local Server I have remote access to (someone else set it up). I read and installed XAMPP just fine (great product btw) and website works great - all except Mail.
Honestly i'm somewhat a noob (with localhosts, i've set up many phpnuke sites using webhosting companies) so i didn't even want to begin learning how to set up local mail on a local machine that is not in my possession. So... after reading article after article I came to the conclusion to simply use an outside SMTP server (Gmail or similar).
Read the instructions - in my phpbb i changed the settings to use outside SMTP - set up smtp.gmail.com, username, pw, etc. Tried to assign both ports Gmail suggests (465 or 587) and still no emails being sent out.
Weeks later - further reading - I go change my PHP.INI in the PHP folder (inside xampp) and set up for a windows server (windows server 2003 i think is what is installed):
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; Setup for Windows systems
SMTP = smtp.gmail.com
sendmail_from = firstname.lastname@example.org
Still no emails being sent out thru PHPNuke.
I have hit dozens of PHPnuke sites asking for help with this as well, but everyone keeps sending me posts in circles and/or the solution does not fix my problem.
In Laymens Terms could someone explain how to take a Windows 2003 server (localhost) with Xampp installed and running properly along with PHPNuke how to set up an EXternal mail using SMTP? Preferably i'd like to use GMail, but it's not necessary).
I hope I explained things okay - but i'm sure i'll need to answer questions first
Thanks so much for any help!!
- A Disgruntled Peachy