I also am having trouble getting Mercury Mail to work properly. I am following the guidelines in "e-Start Your Web with Zen Cart". I am running Windows 7 Professional (x64). I have installed xampp 1.7.3 (exe version). I have modified my hosts file (set up my local domain). I have modified the apache httpd.conf file. I have set up apache, mysql and mercury mail as services. Everything worked fine to this point. I then stopped the mercury service, modified the mercury.ini file and restarted the mercury service. But when I try to send a test email from firstname.lastname@example.org
, I get an error message that the mail server is not working correctly. I suspect there may be a problem with the UAC but cannot confirm this. I have this same system installed on my laptop running Windows XP (x86) and everything works fine.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.