It would seem that Google and it's Gmail has decided to do things differently to everyone else when it come to secure email.
I don't have Gmail, Hotmail or even Coldmail
for that matter as I have found a much better alternative at lavabit.com
which has a very useful free service.
Here is a comment from the author of Fake Sendmail for Windows, Byron Jones, on his web site http://glob.com.au/sendmail/
some people have has performance issues using my fake sendmail with gmail's smtp servers (due to SSL/TLS). msmtp
may be a viable alternative to fake sendmail.
So you may like to try the recommended msmtp
(the link also is in the above quote
) if you still would like to use Gmail and why not if you can get it to work for your needs using any alternative method available - I have not tested msmtp
so can't help you there but if you get it working and it helps then perhaps you could do a mini how-to in this topic so it might help other Gmail users here.
Perhaps the developers of XAMPP for Windows might like this msmtp as an alternative to fake sendmail that seems to give many XAMPP users of free email a headache.
Amanda, just as an aside if you download the latest sendmail archive (zip) from the above author's site http://www.glob.com.au/sendmail/sendmail.zip
and unpack it into the same location as the original sendmail after first renaming the original sendmail folder to sendmail_orig
for example, then you will see a much more verbose sendmail.ini
file that you may be able to get a handle on and change some of the SSL/TLS items to see if you can get it to work with Gmail, the Google link in my post above may help with configuration issues.
This link may also help config the original sendmail.ini
file for Gmail:configuring-php-under-windows-use-gmail-external-smtp-server-ssl
You will have to copy over to your new clean unaltered version sendmail folder 2 files for SSL and they are libeay32.dll
or download from the author's web site the ssl archive and extract it to your new sendmail folder in the xampp folder tree - http://glob.com.au/sendmail/sendmail-SSL.zip
It would appear that the fake sendmail in XAMPP 1.7.2 has been configured or altered by the XAMPP developers using the available Delphi 2007 source code found in the original archive, with perhaps the assumption that the changes will make the chore of configuring sendmail easier, as the included sendmail.ini file in XAMPP 1.7.2 looks somewhat different to the original sendmail.ini included in the original download archive.
Sorry I can't be of more help and I wish you good luck in trying to get Gmail to work for your needs and I know you will give it your best shot.
Amanda wrote:P.S. Where in your CCM Website might I see a working demo of FormMail ?
CCM is an acronym of Chermside Court Motel and the form is in the main menu as Booking Enquiry