Confused on how to configure sendmail to work with gmail?

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Confused on how to configure sendmail to work with gmail?

Postby scimoon » 12. September 2011 04:41

I'm learning php and mysql and created a web form. I installed xampp 1.7.4 on windows xp sp3 and having trouble receiving the the form information to my gmail account. Here is the sendmail.ini, and the php mail funtion.
sendmail.ini
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; configuration for fake sendmail

; if this file doesn't exist, sendmail.exe will look for the settings in
; the registry, under HKLM\Software\Sendmail

[sendmail]

; you must change mail.mydomain.com to your smtp server,
; or to IIS's "pickup" directory.  (generally C:\Inetpub\mailroot\Pickup)
; emails delivered via IIS's pickup directory cause sendmail to
; run quicker, but you won't get error messages back to the calling
; application.

;smtp_server=localhost
 smtp_server=smtp.gmail.com

; smtp port (normally 25)
  smtp_port=465
 

; the default domain for this server will be read from the registry
; this will be appended to email addresses when one isn't provided
; if you want to override the value in the registry, uncomment and modify

default_domain=gmail.com

; log smtp errors to error.log (defaults to same directory as sendmail.exe)
; uncomment to enable logging

error_logfile=error.log

; create debug log as debug.log (defaults to same directory as sendmail.exe)
; uncomment to enable debugging

debug_logfile=debug.log

; if your smtp server requires authentication, modify the following two lines

auth_username=name123@gmail.com
auth_password=******

; if your smtp server uses pop3 before smtp authentication, modify the
; following three lines

pop3_server=pop.gmail.com
pop3_username=name123@gmail.com
pop3_password=*******

; to force the sender to always be the following email address, uncomment and
; populate with a valid email address.  this will only affect the "MAIL FROM"
; command, it won't modify the "From: " header of the message content

;force_sender=me@localhost

; sendmail will use your hostname and your default_domain in the ehlo/helo
; smtp greeting.  you can manually set the ehlo/helo name if required

;hostname=localhost


php.ini
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[mail function]
; For Win32 only.
; http://php.net/smtp
;SMTP = localhost
; http://php.net/smtp-port
;smtp_port = 25

; For Win32 only.
; http://php.net/sendmail-from
;sendmail_from = postmaster@localhost

; For Unix only.  You may supply arguments as well (default: "sendmail -t -i").
; http://php.net/sendmail-path
sendmail_path = "\"C:\xampp\sendmail\sendmail.exe\" -t"

; Force the addition of the specified parameters to be passed as extra parameters
; to the sendmail binary. These parameters will always replace the value of
; the 5th parameter to mail(), even in safe mode.
;mail.force_extra_parameters =

; Add X-PHP-Originating-Script: that will include uid of the script followed by the filename
mail.add_x_header = Off

; Log all mail() calls including the full path of the script, line #, to address and headers
;mail.log = "C:\xampp\apache\logs\php_mail.log"


I searched the forums and the replies dating back to January and i'm still confused :?
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Re: Confused on how to configure sendmail to work with gmail

Postby Sharley » 13. September 2011 05:17

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; if your smtp server uses pop3 before smtp authentication, modify the
; following three lines

; pop3_server=pop.gmail.com
; pop3_username=name123@gmail.com
; pop3_password=*******

force_sender=name123@gmail.com
Above are the only changes I would advise to be made as Gmail does not usually require pop before smtp or does it?

You settings in sendmail.ini should in most cases reflect those settings you use in Outlook or OE.

What does the error.log file in the sendmail folder have to say, likewise the debug.log file?

Follow the instructions to send a test mail mailtest.php near the end of this post:
viewtopic.php?f=16&p=173315#p173315

Post back with any error messages you don't understand.

The php.ini file looks fine as far as I can tell.
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