Most grateful if anyone can suggest a way forward.
Only just downloaded Drupal and XAMPP a couple of weeks ago to run together. Suddenly localhost/drupal [ie, my laptop] starts demanding a password I don't remember choosing.
So I press the button for a new password and I get the following message :
* warning: mail() [function.mail]: Failed to connect to mailserver at "localhost" port 25, verify your "SMTP" and "smtp_port" setting in php.ini or use ini_set() in C:\xampp\htdocs\drupal\includes\mail.inc on line 193.
* Unable to send e-mail. Please contact the site admin, if the problem persists.
Any ideas from the experienced? I'm very much a novice, I'm afraid.