the debug.log is empty, I found stunnel at http://www.projectpier.org/node/817
and followed that guide, it's basically just to enable SSL for the message. I think gmail must be actively blocking connection attempts/trashing the mails because everything on my side says it's good to go. I give up for now, maybe someday I'll test the email feature out on a real domain instead of local
for right now I'll just keep learning how everything works besides email.
or maybe I'll setup an email server and send myself emails that way, but then that's local and I can't be sure it would work in a "real world" setup.
Oh well, Thanks for all the help
OH! before I forget, I know it's not related to XAMPP so if you can't answer then I understand but... how do I enable HTML usage for phpbb3? It's driving me mad that I can't find HTML features anywhere since I have no idea how to work BBCode.