how do I disable the SMTP Service in XAMPP for Win32?

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how do I disable the SMTP Service in XAMPP for Win32?

Postby DouglasAWh » 24. March 2008 21:48

I am dabbling with XAMPP on Win32 because at the moment we are stuck with Win only apps at work (though we are mostly an OS X shop). I'm at http://localhost/xampp and looking at the Status view. FTP is deactivated (good). SMTP is activated (bad). I just want webpage stuff, no e-mail or FTP. I'm trying to get the SMTP shut off so this machine doesn't become a spam relay...and why run a service that is never going to be used? I see there is a Mercury Mail link under "Tools," but there doesn't seem to be any way to turn off SMTP there. Also, it appears that the security link doesn't actually allow you to change any security preferences...great.

In the XAMPP Control Panel, Mercury Mail is not started. There is no Mercury Mail or SMTP service that I can find in the Windows services. Is Mercury Mail the same as the SMTP service or is the SMTP service talking about the lines in php.ini?

Thanks in advance for the help!
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Postby DouglasAWh » 26. March 2008 22:34

Can someone at least tell me where exactly the SMTP service is coming from, if not how to stop it? Is it PHP or Mercury Mail or something else?
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Postby Wiedmann » 26. March 2008 23:23

Can someone at least tell me where exactly the SMTP service

Use a tool like TCPView or xampp-portcheck or netstat + tasklist and identify the program which is using the SMTP port.
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