Hello, I am having some difficulty getting mercury mail to work with my phpBB3 forums. I will state up-front that I do not have a great understanding of the various options within the Mercury Mail program. I did get it set up to work with smtp and pop through a standard e-mail client, and that is now working without issue. However, when trying to setup phpBB to send a notification to that e-mail whenever a user signs up, I receive errors in phpBB and/or Mercury. I have tried various settings with varying errors or lack thereof, but I have not received one e-mail notification yet.
Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2
Use SMTP server for e-mail: Yes
SMTP server address: localhost
SMTP server port: 0
Authentication method for SMTP: PLAIN
SMTP username: (blank)
SMTP password: (blank)
Mercury SMTP Server: Connection Control tab settings:
127.0.0.1 - Allow Connections - Connections from this address range may relay mail through this server
Do not permit SMTP relaying of non-local mail
phpBB error log:
Could not connect to smtp host : 0 : Failed to parse address "localhost"
<b>[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice</b>: in file <b>/includes/functions_messenger.php</b> on line <b>835</b>: <b>fsockopen() [<a href='function.fsockopen'>function.fsockopen</a>]: unable to connect to localhost:0 (Failed to parse address "localhost")</b><br />
Honestly, I am not sure which messages were generated as a result of the action of creating a new user on the forums, so I will leave this blank.
For the purpose of proper troubleshooting, here is my current setup. I will not change it until I receive some feedback and try what is suggested. It would be best not to make assumptions about possible other settings I have used; let's just go from here.
Thank you, in advance, for your help with this. It has been quite frustrating trying to figure this out on my own.