Ive been using Xampp on a Win XP machine on a LAN. I can startup MySQL/Apache and access anything in HTDOCS from another machine on the lan... the IP of the machine where Xampp is located 192.168.2.100.
Tonight I decided as a script needs it to enable the mail server Mercury mail. When I turn Mercury on via the control panel it says running. If however I try and access the server such as http://192.168.2.100/helloworld.html I get nothing. The moment I turn Mercury Mail Off and do the request again, works fine.
I have been making a Joomla site locally using Xampp and simply need the mail server to work local (for testing). I ran portcheck, no conflicts.
I noticed with Mercury Mail started that if I make a page request from my machine on the LAN (IP: 192.168.2.99) mercury mail shows in the Mercury HTTP Server Window "Connection from 192.168.2.99 ... connection closed" which would certainly explain why "Apache" is not serving any pages.
It appears that Mercury Mail is listening for HTTP Mail? On port 80?
Whats awry here? How do I fix it?